Racial and Ethnic Issues in Diet and Cancer Epidemiology

  • Shiriki Kumanyika
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 375)


This article describes differences in patterns of diet-related cancers among racial and ethnic groups. The objective is to demonstrate the potential insights about the possible role of diet in cancer etiology that might be gained from appropriately designed racial and ethnic comparisons. The examples used relate to racial and ethnic groups within the United States, although the issues are also relevant internationally. A comprehensive consideration of racial/ethnic differences in cancer occurrence from a global perspective has been published elsewhere.1


Cancer Risk Cancer Incidence Minority Population Gastric Cardia Lactase Persistence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiriki Kumanyika
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  1. 1.Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of MedicinePennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA

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