What is causing the high and rising rates of breast cancer in Asian women in the US? The Asian Community Health Initiative (CHI) is a collaborative effort to answer this question, by engaging the Bay Area Asian community in health research. Led by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in collaboration with its community partners, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Asian Health Services (AHS), and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), and scientific colleagues at Stanford and UCLA, this study includes Asian American women with and without breast cancer. By comparing these two groups, we will uncover factors that may be related to breast cancer risk specifically among Asian American women. These factors may vary over an individual's lifespan and may be affected by family and community influences.
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., Thu Quach, Ph.D., Christina A. Clarke, Ph.D., Salma Shariff-Marco, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)