Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Caucus

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Caucus


August 26th, 2014 -- Join us for the quarterly meeting of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Caucus.

TIME: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: Facilities Support Services Building
4800 2nd Avenue, Classroom #2030
Sacramento, CA 95817



6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Light Dinner & Networking
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Introductions and Announcements
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM: 2013-2014 APICC Mini-Grants Presentations
*CNU CARES - Lung Cancer, Vietnamese
*Hmong Health Alliance - Liver Cancer, Hmong
*Shifa Clinic - Tobacco Use, South Asians
*VN CARES - Healthy Living, Vietnamese

Come Learn About Local Cancer Education Efforts
Each year, individuals and groups are encouraged to apply for the APICC mini-grant,
which offers grantees the opportunity to develop their own community cancer education project for one year. In the 2013-2014 funding cycle, four student groups were awarded the mini-grants. Each group will present their final projects to the community at this quarter’s APICC meeting. Please come support our local student organizations in their cancer educationefforts for the Asian American community!

RSVP TINA FUNG: (916) 734-5371 or


February 12th, 2014 -- The Asian & Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials (APICEM) Fall 2013 Newsletter is now available with updates, facts, helpful user tips, and resources. The APICEM web portal is essentially a mini search engine in which users can access hundreds of patient-focused cancer education materials in 22 Asian and Pacific Islander languages with their English translations. To use the APICEM web portal, go to our "Cancer Education" tab and click on "APICEM Web Tool."



January 29th, 2014 -- The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) hosted its quarterly meeting for the Sacramento Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Caucus (APICC) here at the UC Davis Medical Center (UCMDC).

Led by Dr. Elisa Tong, Tina Fung, and Duke LeTran, the event entailed a light dinner and networking, followed by updates by the Mini-Grantees, and lecture "Cultural Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis Applicable to Health Care" by guest speaker Dr. Francis G. Lu, M.D. We were very fortuante to have Dr. Lu present to share his expertise with our community. Mini-Grantees present included: CNU Cares (California Northstate University), Hmong Health Alliance (Sacramento State University), Shifa Clinic (UC Davis), and VN CARES (UC Davis). Each unique group had reached out to the community to educate and reduce cancer disparities.


Dr. Francis G. Lu, M.D.

Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus

University of California Davis