4193.0 Preventing cancer in the API Community

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cancer is the leading cause of mortality among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations in the US. Although cancer rates are generally lower among API populations, relative to non-Latino whites, there is evidence that cancer rates approach the US norms after several years or generations of living in the US. Furthermore, for some API populations and cancer sites, mortality exceeds that of non-Latino whites, and many API populations continue to face barriers to important cancer prevention technologies. The goal of this session is to present innovative approaches to care across the cancer continuum among diverse API populations. Presentations range from social media efforts to promote the HPV vaccine to new insights into API perceptions of bio-specimen research.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the current knowledge and attitudes that Pacific Islanders hold regarding bio-specimen research; 2) Discuss the benefits of a health literacy-focused intervention to improve breast and cervical cancer screening among Korean American women; 3) Examine the acceptability of using Facebook to disseminate HPV vaccine information among female college students in Hawaii; and 4) Identify and describe key support patterns seen in Filipino families dealing with breast cancer and chronic illness.
Luceli Cuasay, DrPH, MPH

A health literacy-focused intervention to improve breast and cervical cancer control among Korean American women
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN, Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, Tam Nguyen, RN, MSN/MPH and Kim B. Kim, PhD
Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs on biospecimen research among Pacific Islanders: A community based participatory research project of the WINCART Center (Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training Center)
Patchareeya Kwan, PhD, MPH, CHES, Greta Briand, Lisa Daylo, Cevadne Lee, Jonathan Lepule, Annette Orne, Victor Kaiwi Pang, Ruth Peters, MPH, James Pike, Nicole Robello, MA, Melanie Sabado, MPH, Lola Santos, Liliani Stiffler, Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, Vanessa Tui'One, Dorothy Vaivao, BA and Paula H. Palmer, PhD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Vietnam Caucus, Cancer Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)