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Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
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THURSDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Death and disease rates vary widely among distinct groups of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, but these groups can benefit from culturally appropriate prevention and care programs, new studies show.
Among the findings:
The studies were published online March 18 in a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health devoted to Asian-American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
"We are failing to adequately address cancer in our communities," Marguerite Ro, deputy director of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, said in a news release. "Simple measures, such as cancer screening and immunization, along with the delivery of culturally appropriate care in languages understandable to the people who need care, would reduce costly, serious illnesses and lower death rates."
-- Robert Preidt
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SOURCE: Burness Communications, news release, March 18, 2010