Cancer Epidemiology Among Asian Americans

  • Anna H. Wu
  • Daniel O. Stram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ann S. Hamilton, Anna H. Wu, Daniel O. Stram
    Pages 1-17
  3. Lihua Liu, Dennis Deapen, Anna H. Wu
    Pages 19-45
  4. Scarlett Lin Gomez, Meg A. McKinley, Caroline A. Thompson, Rita Leung, Iona Cheng, Anne-Michelle Noone et al.
    Pages 47-79
  5. Annette E. Maxwell, Victoria M. Taylor, Roshan Bastani
    Pages 81-105
  6. S. Lani Park, Daniel O. Stram, Mindy C. De Rouen, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Anna H. Wu, Iona Cheng
    Pages 107-136
  7. Song-Yi Park, Loïc Le Marchand
    Pages 137-160
  8. Shannon M. Conroy, Song-Yi Park, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Iona Cheng
    Pages 161-185
  9. Anna H. Wu, Eunjung Lee, Daniel O. Stram
    Pages 187-218
  10. Veronica Wendy Setiawan
    Pages 219-231
  11. Channa R. Jayasekera, Mindie H. Nguyen
    Pages 233-248
  12. Afsaneh Barzi, Dongyun Yang, Anna H. Wu
    Pages 249-269
  13. Patti E. Gravitt, Ruby H. N. Nguyen, Grace X. Ma
    Pages 271-285
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book


Cancer Epidemiology in Asian Americans is a comprehensive volume that provides the most current research on cancer etiology within this fast growing population sub-group in the United States. 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, and other Southeast Asians. A major focus  of the volume provides reviews of analytic risk factors for specific cancer sites including lung, colorectal, prostate, breast, liver  and more. These chapters aim to explain the increases or decreases in incidence rates of various 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 are also discussed.. This first of its kind volume that is devoted to  studies of cancer in Asian Americans provides a foundation to better understanding of  environmental and lifestyle causes of cancer in this group, identifying gaps in our knowledge, and potential strategies for prevention.


cancer etiology cancer patterns epidemiologic methods mortality patterns cancer epidemiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna H. Wu
    • 1
  • Daniel O. Stram
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineKeck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Preventive MedicineKeck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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