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Article: Addressing the excess breast cancer mortality in Filipino women in Hawai'i through AANCART, an NCI community network program.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Filipino women are more likely to die of breast cancer than their major Asian American counterparts even though they do not have the highest incidence of that cancer. Analysis showed that they have a more advanced stage at the time of diagnosis and they have low rates of compliance to mammography guidelines, both of which factors may contribute to their high mortality rate. A broad based but targeted breast cancer awareness effort was directed to Filipino women, which included involving the media, the training of key community leaders, and the development of partnerships with health organizations with a like mission. After four years of effort, it was possible to demonstrate improvement in mammography rates in Filipino women that approached those of the general population in Hawai'i.Hawaii medical journal 07/2010; 69(7):164-6.
Asian American and Pacific Islander journal of health 02/1998; 6(2):248-249.