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Colorectal cancer according to ethnicity in America

It appears that colorectal cancer (CRC) affects different ethnicities in different proportions and with varied outcome, which lends support to targeting those groups at greater risk for screening. Puerto Ricans have an increased risk of developing CRC, with African Americans, American Indians, Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Hawaiians, Mexicans, South and Central Americans being more likely to be diagnosed in later stages of the disease. Japanese had a decreased risk of developing CRC, with Chinese, Japanese, Indians and Pakistanis sharing a lower risk of mortality. These ethnicities were compared to non-Hispanic white populations.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Cancer 2005:104

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About: Colorectal cancer according to ethnicity in America

Date: 28 June 2005

Source: Cancer 2005:104

URL: http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-06-28T180107Z_01_B603753_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-COLON-CANCER-DC.XML

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Risk and colorectal cancer
  • Risk and cancer
  • Risk and bowel cancer
  • Risk and Puerto Ricans
  • Risk and African Americans
  • Risk and American Indians
  • Risk and Chinese
  • Risk and Filipinos
  • Risk and Koreans
  • Risk and Hawaiians
  • Risk and Mexicans
  • Risk and South America
  • Risk and Central Americans
  • Risk and Japanese
  • Risk and Chinese
  • Risk and Japanese
  • Risk and Indians
  • Risk and Pakistanis
  • Risk and non-Hispanic white
  • Research and colorectal cancer
  • Research and cancer
  • Research and Puerto Ricans
  • Research and African Americans
  • Research and American Indians
  • Research and Chinese
  • Research and Filipinos
  • Research and Koreans
  • Research and Hawaiians
  • Research and Mexicans
  • Research and South America
  • Research and Central Americans
  • Research and Japanese
  • Research and Chinese
  • Research and Japanese
  • Research and Indians
  • Research and Pakistanis
  • Research and non-Hispanic white

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