Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service: Chinese American Cancer Care Access Program

The Chinese American Cancer Care Access Program provides evidence-based, culturally appropriate cancer treatment and support services to Chinese Americans.

Our Services

Led by a coalition of community-based organizations and service providers, this program provides educational workshops to help cancer patients find cancer support services, navigate the healthcare system, and access language-interpreting services.

Our Research

The Chinese American Cancer Care Access Program seeks to understand the effects of cancer treatment on quality of life and treatment outcomes in this community. Currently, we are conducting three studies:

  • “Developing Culturally Tailored Support Groups for Chinese Immigrants with Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study” is investigating the impact of in-person and virtual support groups on quality of life in Chinese American women.
  • “Using Formative Research to Develop Chinese Cancer Patient Support and Survivorship Interventions” is exploring the needs and priorities of Chinese cancer patients.
  • “Use of Herbal Chinese Medicine, Betel Quid, Tobacco, and Alcohol among Chinese Cancer Patients” is examining the use and impact of traditional Chinese medicine and other substances in patients who are also undergoing conventional cancer treatment.

Contact Us

For more information about Chinese American Cancer Care Access program activities, please contact Jennifer Leng at lengj@mskcc.org.

For more information about our research, please contact Nicole Roberts at robertsn@mskcc.org.