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Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Center for Reducing Health Disparities

NEWS | October 17, 2011

Asian-American cancer network launches new website


The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training (AANCART): The National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities is thrilled to announce the launch of a completely redesigned website,

Asian woman at computer © aims to extend its reach by serving a broad audience of researchers, community members, medical professionals and students. The redesigned website incorporates complementary colors and graphics and new navigational tools.  Upon entering the site, users have immediate access to AANCART's slideshow, highlights, featured news and upcoming events. 

The new website offers:

  • Improved navigation and web pages that work in intuitive and consistent ways, making it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for and know where they are within the website.
  • An improved look and feel with enhanced graphics and new page layouts that provide visitors with an improved user experience.
  • New features including news and events notices, region-specific training opportunities, Asian-specific educational cancer materials through the Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Educational Materials (APICEM) web portal and through the AANCART youtube channel, publications, presentations and abstracts by AANCART researchers.

The National Center for Reducing Asian-American Cancer Health Disparities is the only national center for Asian-Americans designated by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to research populations disproportionately affected by the disease. The $5.6 million research grant builds upon more than a decade of accomplishments by the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training (AANCART), which has increased cancer awareness and builds community-centered research capacity to address cancer issues among Asian-Americans. The center will continue to function as a consortium of organizations, including University of California Davis, University of California San Francisco, Chinese Community Health Resource Center in San Francisco, Hmong Women's Heritage Association in Sacramento, University of California Los Angeles, University of Hawaii, Manoa and the University of Washington, Seattle. AANCART was established in 2000 and has been housed at UC Davis Cancer Center since 2002 under the leadership of Moon Chen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Hematology and Oncology.