Asian Americans

Differences in Cancer Rates Seen Among Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Populations

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Significant differences in cancer rates were found between Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), according to a special report within Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.

South Asian women are more likely have later-stage breast cancer at diagnosis

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South Asian women are more likely to have later stage breast cancer at diagnosis compared with the general population, research has shown.

New insights into survival outcomes of Asian Americans with cancer

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When patients with cancer in different Asian American subgroups were examined, their cancer-specific mortality was found to be far lower than that of non-Hispanic white patients.

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

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One tenth of younger leukemia patients of East Asian ancestry inherit a gene variation associated with lowered tolerance of an indispensable drug for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Expressive writing improves health outcomes for breast cancer survivors

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Writing down fears, emotions, and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, according to a new study. The research investigated methods of reducing the psychological burden among minority patients, particularly among breast cancer survivors.

Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas

Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas

Researchers identified a rare type of melanoma that disproportionately attacks the plams and soles and under the nails of people who have darker skin, is not caused by sun exposure, and is almost twice as likely to recur than other other similar types of skin cancer.

Frequency of EGFR mutations is higher among the Asian population

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A recent study has found that, within the Asian population, the frequency of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations associated with other demographic and clinical characteristics is higher than previously reported, even in patients with a history of smoking.

Links between weight and breast cancer survival vary by race/ethnicity

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Race/ethnicity varied the associations between an extreme body mass index or high waist-to-hip ratio and increased risk for mortality among patients with breast cancer.

Ethnic disparities remain in breast cancer survival despite socioeconomic similarities

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Disparities in survival after breast cancer persist across racial and ethnic groups even after adjusting for demographics such as patients' education and the socioeconomic status of the neighborhood where they lived.

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