Addressing Cancer Care Barriers for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Friday, May 24, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmEST

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and ACS CAN's AAPI Volunteer Caucus are hosting a virtual event to discuss cancer inequities among AANHPI people that face stereotypes, stigma, aggregated data that mask disparities, and cultural and language barriers. The presenters will discuss how disaggregated data, representative and culturally component oncology care, and equitable and accessible patient navigation services can improve access to cancer care and cancer outcomes for AANHPI people.


  • Dr. Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, Dean, Professor Laura Lee Blanton Chair in Nursing, The University of Texas
  • Dr. Bonny Morris, PhD, MSPH, RN, Senior Director, Patient Navigation, American Cancer Society
  • Gladys Arias, MPA, Principal, Health Equity Policy Analysis & Legislative Support, ACS CAN