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


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, which also appeared in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (doi:10.3322/caac.21335). These differences in cancer burden reflect the vast differences in cancer risk factors.

Among the total US population, Asian Americans comprise 6.3% (20 million of 318.7 million), and they are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. In addition, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are one of the fastest-growing US populations, comprising 1.5 million people. Cancer rates are generally higher among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders than among Asian Americans.


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