Medscape Medical News reported on recent findings regarding cancer epidemiology patterns found in Asian American populations, based on The Burden of Cancer in Asian Americans: A Report of National Mortality Trends by Asian Ethnicity“.‘s et al. (2016) paper “
The article’s author, Roxanne Nelson (2016), pointed out:
Lung cancer mortality is one case in point. Even though mortality trends are stable or declining for most of the population, there has been a modest increase in lung cancer deaths among Chinese, Filipina, and Japanese women.
Breast cancer is another example, [Dr Palaniappan] explained. “Breast cancer deaths accounted for about 20% of all Filipino and Asian Indian cancer deaths, compared with 15% of cancer deaths among non-Hispanic white women. But among other Asian American women, breast cancer death rates were significantly lower than those for non-Hispanic white women.”
Please read more at Medscape Medical News: Asian Americans Show Different Cancer Pattern Than Whites
Nelson, R. “Asian Americans Show Different Cancer Pattern Than Whites.” Medscape (30 Sep 2016).
- Thompson, Caroline A., Scarlett Lin Gomez, Katherine G. Hastings, Kristopher Kapphahn, Peter Yu, Salma Shariff-Marco, Ami S. Bhatt et al. “The Burden of Cancer in Asian Americans: A Report of National Mortality Trends by Asian Ethnicity.” Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers (2016).