Language specific community pages

ACRSS – Support Resources

Asian Cancer Resource & Support Services (ACRSS)

ACRSS Support Resources offers a variety of language and culturally specific resources on the topics of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and after-treatment care. Resources are provided in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese to fill the void of information available in a patient’s native language and help them better understand their diagnosis and treatment options.   

Resources Include: 

Located within ASHC’s main Portland Center (at 9035 SE Foster), the resource library provides culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer resources and educational materials in five languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese.

These virtual and in-person education workshops are delivered by regional healthcare leaders on topics from current cancer treatment options to coping strategies. Email us at to receive regular announcements about upcoming Health Talks. Link to previous talks below on the Asian Cancer Support YouTube Channel here.

This pilot project funded by OHSU was aimed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer nutrition education to Cantonese-speaking cancer patients and caregivers in the tri-county region. The project created three nutrition classes featuring cooking demonstrations in 2022. Classes were recorded and shared on YouTube to benefit a public audience. In the future, AHSC hopes to adapt this project to also benefit Korean and Vietnamese speaking communities. 

Cooking Demonstration in Cantonese
AHSC/ADC/Salmon with Wood Ear Mushroom
AHSC/ADC/Quick Porridge with Bok Choy and Mushrooms
AHSC/ADC/Quick Porridge with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Nutrition Information in Cantonese
AHSC/Asian Diet & Cancer/Nutrition Preparing Treatment
AHSC/Asian Diet & Cancer/Nutrition During Treatment
AHSC/Asian Diet & Cancer/Nutrition After Treatment

Nutrition Information in Mandarin
AHSC/Asian Diet & Cancer/Nutrition Preparing Treatment
AHSC/Asian Diet & Cancer/Nutrition After Treatment

Watch Our Health Talks

ACRSS Health Talk: Lung Cancer with Dr. David J.Chen (11-6-23)
ACRSS Health Talk: Pancreatic Cancer with Dr. Michele L. Babicky (8-3-23)
ACRSS Health Talk: “Gynecologic Cancers with Dr. Jessica Jou (4/25/2023)
ACRSS Health Talk: Lymphoma with Dr. Natasha Edwin (9-28-22)
ACRSS Health Talk: The Multidisciplinary Care with Dr. Lanceford Chong & Dr. Kevin WH Yee (1/25/2022)
ACRSS Health Talk: Carcinoid Cancer with Dr. Hagen Kennecke (11/18/2021)