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National Cancer Institute-CRCHD Recognizes Dr. Grace Ma during AAPI Heritage Month, May 2013

During May 2013, Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Cancer Institute-CRCHD recognizes Grace Ma, PhD for her contributions and achievements in research, prevention and training initiatives that address cancer health disparities among Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Asian American community.

Among the cancers that specifically affect women, cervical cancer has a profound impact on the lives of many Asian Americans. Dr. Ma has created a video to raise awareness of the disparity created by cervical cancer in this population.

Dr. Ma is a professor of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Asian Health at Temple University. You can see the full details of her CRCHD spotlight at http://crchd.cancer.gov/.

Posted:  June 5, 2013