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Friday, July 31 • 10:40am - 12:10pm
S12: Health Related Quality of Life and Survivorship: A Tri-Country Examination of Chinese Breast Cancer Survivors in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney

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Global migration has led to growing ethnic and cultural diversity in developed countries. Chinese immigrants are the largest Asian immigrant group in Australia and the US. Despite lower breast cancer (BC) rates in their country of origin, BC incidence among Chinese migrants is similar to those in the general population of their naturalized or adopted home. Additionally, among Chinese migrants BC is the most common cancer accounting for the greatest number of cancer deaths. Chinese migrant breast cancer survivors (BCS) have documented poorer cancer outcomes. We explored patient reported HRQOL and survivorship outcomes in a Tri-Country examination of Chinese BCS in Los Angeles (N=73), Sydney (N=130 Chinese and 185 Anglo-Australians) and Hong Kong (N=371).

Chair: Kimlin Ashing
Discussant: Richard Fielding

S12-1: A Prospective Study of Health-Related Quality of Life among Chinese-American Breast Cancer Survivors, K. Ashing

S12-2: Having Cancer in a Country Not Your Own: The Chinese Immigrant Story in Australia, P. Butow

S12-3: Cancer Survivorship: Chinese Women in Hong Kong, W. Lam




Friday July 31, 2015 10:40am - 12:10pm
Marquis Salon 3/4

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