The Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network (APINCSN) is a network of cancer survivors, their family members, health care providers, researchers, health advocates, community members and organizations who are concerned about the issue of cancer and survivorship in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
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Dispelling Myths and Providing Hope
APINSCN was founded by Susan M. Shinagawa and the late Reverend Frank Chong to minimize the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders by dispelling myths, reducing disparities and providing hope.
Education and Advocacy
APINCSN links Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders with critical resources, such as contact with other survivors, referrals to cancer support and survivorship services, and access to multi-lingual cancer materials, and also offer supportive and educational networking opportunities. It is also a national advocacy coalition, working to educate and advocate on the issue of cancer through speaking events, online networking, and promoting cancer survivors into national policymaking and research committees.
Videos of Hope
To visit the Videos of Hope page and listen to stories featuring cancer survivors and caregivers who share their experiences with cancer and dealing with diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and other challenges along the way, click here. To share or suggest a story, please contact Trish Quema at firstname.lastname@example.org and (415) 568-3330.