State Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Mortality Patterns in the United States

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Naishadham, Lansdrop-Vogelaar, Siegel, Cokkinides, and Jemal look at different U.S. States to determine their colorectal cancer mortality rates starting from the year 1990-2007. The investigators utilized age-standardized colorectal cancer death rates using joinpoint regression....

Ethnic and Racial Differences in the Smoking-Related Risk of Lung Cancer

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Haiman, Stram, Wilkens, Pike, Kolonel, Henderson, Marchand discuss the different incidence rates observed among blacks, Native Hawaiians, other Polynesians, Japanese Americans, Hispanics, and whites for risk of lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes among men and women. The...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...

Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2006, featuring colorectal cancer trends and impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates

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Edwards, Ward, Kohler, Eheman, Zauber, Anderson, Jemal, Schymura, et. al, start of by providing a little background information on where they obtained their data from and the cancer in which they were interested in studying. In this article they focus on incidence and death rate...

The role of tobacco in cancer health disparities

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Vidrine, Reitzel, and Wetter talk about how even though sufficient effort has been made to reduce smoking rates over the years, it still accounts for the most preventable morbidity and mortality rates in the United States. They make a point similar to other articles that tobacco...