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Cancer Epidemiology Among Asian Americans (Hardcover)
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Cancer Epidemiology in Asian- Americans is a comprehensive volume that provides the most current research on cancer etiology within this population sub-group. The book explores epidemiologic methods that are typically used in migrant studies, providing descriptive epidemiology of cancer patterns separately in Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and other Asian ethnic groups including Asian Indians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Hmong, and other Southeast Asians. An additional section of the volume provides reviews of analytic risk factors for specific cancer sites including lung, colorectal, prostate, breast, liver sites and more. These chapters will explain the decline in incidence of these cancers upon migration, paying attention to changing risk factor prevalence, the importance of timing of exposures, and other co-factors important in the etiology of these cancers. Genetic determinants and gene-environment relationships associated with specific cancers will also be discussed. Cancer is the leading cause of death for Asian-Americans, a fast growing subgroup in the United States. This volume provides a cohesive review of studies of cancer in Asian-Americans, a predominantly immigrant population, which can reveal important clues to disease etiology since increases or decreases in cancer rates in Asian Americans can help to identify environmental and lifestyle causes of cancer and potential strategies for prevention.