Study: Liver Cancer Differs for Foreign Born and U.S. Born Latinos, Asians

by: cancercompass

According to a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, liver cancer rates greatly differ between U.S.-born Latinos and Asians compared to their foreign-born equivalents.

The study claims that Asians and Hispanics have the highest incidence of liver cancer in the United States but researchers wanted to learn the patterns for this trend for prevention and monitoring purposes.

Researchers discovered that foreign-born Hispanics had significantly lower liver cancer rates than U.S.-born Hispanics. However, foreign-born Asians had up to five-times higher liver cancer rates than U.S.-born Asians.

Researcher Ellen Chang told The San Francisco Chronicle that the study's findings suggest that environmental and behavioral factors could very well supersede genetics regarding liver cancer development.

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