Medscape Medical News reports “Asian Americans Show Different Cancer Pattern Than Whites”

Medscape Medical News reported on recent findings regarding cancer epidemiology patterns found in Asian American populations, based on Thompson‘s et al. (2016) paper “The Burden of Cancer in Asian Americans: A Report of National Mortality Trends by Asian Ethnicity“.

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.”

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  1. References:
    Nelson, R. “Asian Americans Show Different Cancer Pattern Than Whites.” Medscape (30 Sep 2016).
  2. 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).
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