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Updated 07/05/2012


AANCART seeks to build partnerships to increase cancer awareness, to promote greater accrual of Asian Americans in clinical studies, to increase training opportunities for Asian Americans and to develop pilot programs in four targeted regions: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.


The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders within the United States, its territories and freely associated states, primarily through their member community health centers.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

The mission of APIAHF is to enable Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being. They have an Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network.

Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is a private nonprofit organization. Its mission is to create and deliver culturally competent and comprehensive social and health services to counteract problems faced by immigrants, refugees, and racial-ethnic minorities.

Intercultural Cancer Council

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

National Asian Women's Health Organization

NAWHO is a national nonprofit health organization with a mission to achieve health equity for Asian women and families.

National Cancer Institute: Portal on Cancer Health Disparities

NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions. Link to this NCI page for an overview of cancer health disparities, statistics, research, training opportunities and other resources about health disparities.


SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages aims to increase electronic access to health information for consumers and healthcare providers by providing consumer information in Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Laotian. SPIRAL offers information on breast cancer and other health topics.