AANCART Korean American Cancer Control Academy

  • Chen, Mingyi (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
In April 2000, the National Cancer Institute funded the Ohio State University
and its seven consortium members: Asian and Pacific Islander American Health
forum, Columbia University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, University of
California, San Francisco, and the University of Washington to launch the
Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART),
the first national special populations network targeted at Asian Americans
(U01 CA86322). During our first year, the formation of eight coalitions,
publication of 39 papers, 70-plus cancer awareness activities, and more than
200 who attended our first Asian American Cancer Control Academy (targeted to
Vietnamese and Chinese Americans) can exemplify our success. It is the latter
that we want to extend to the Korean American population.
The proposed meeting is entitled the AANCART Korean American Cancer Control
Academy to be held June 14-15, 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts. The types of
participants will be those interested in cancer control among Korean
Americans. The specific aims of the Korean American Academy are to: 1)
Convene community, clergy, clinical, and research leaders who are committed to
cancer control among Korean Americans for a two-day Academy; and 2) Initiate
community-oriented cancer control research and training focused on Korean
Americans. We will be focusing on cancer prevention and control related to
dietary related cancers (e.g., gastric cancers) and on examples of
partnerships between academia and the Korean community, especially with
respect to attention to Korean culture in cancer control. We shall also
welcome cancer prevention and control work related to other cancer risk
factors and other cancer sites.
Effective start/end date4/6/043/31/05


  • National Institutes of Health: $28,500.00


  • Medicine(all)


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