Cancer and its Impact on Asian Americans
More than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer during their lifetime. Data show that racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved groups are more likely to develop cancer and die from it than the general U.S. population.
The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART, a New Routes partner), a National Cancer Institute-funded Network, and the American Cancer Society have collaborated to produce a searchable Web portal for Asian language cancer materials for lay audiences. The site serves as a single point of access for cancer education materials translated into more than 12 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.