Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AANCART: Reversing the cancer crisis facing Asian Americans

Did you know that Asian Americans are the ONLY U.S. racial/ethnic population who experience cancer as the leading cause of death?

And did you know that cancers that disproportionately affect Asian Americans are both attributable to genetic and environmental causes?

There is support and mentoring available for new and early career researchers wishing to reverse the cancer crisis facing Asian Americans.

The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training founded the National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities in 2000 to address this. Supported by the National Cancer Institute, AANCART utilizes this center to conduct community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian American community.

The organization currently targets one-third of all Asian Americans by focusing upon Americans of Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese ancestry living in Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Honolulu, HI; and Seattle, WA.

The Training Program aims to nurture and mentor new and early stage investigators (“NESIs”) in community-based participatory research (CBPR) who will submit peer-reviewed proposals and obtain funding to conduct research to reduce health disparities. The program also supports fellows engaged in related research that focuses upon diversity.

Learn more about opportunities with AANCART by visiting them online!

http://www.aancart.org/