Navigation Links
Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival
Date:4/23/2012

MONDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic people with lung cancer tend to live longer than white or black people with the disease, according to a new study.

Researchers say Hispanics' increased likelihood of survival may be due to genetic factors or environmental advantages, such as lower rates of tobacco use.

In the study, the researchers examined diagnosis and survival data on cancer patients from a national database that pooled information from U.S. cancer registries.

They identified 172,000 adults diagnosed with any stage of the most common form of lung cancer, known as non-small cell lung cancer, between 1988 and 2007. Of these patients, Hispanics had a 15 percent lower risk of death during the study than whites. This was true for both U.S.- and foreign-born Hispanics.

The study, published online in the journal Cancer, pointed out that Hispanics tend to have better odds of survival despite facing more obstacles to health care and higher rates of poverty than other groups.

"This is important because it shows that our findings are indicative of the Hispanic population in general and not specific to specific groups of Hispanics," lead study author Ali Saeed, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said in a journal news release.

The study's authors added that the white patients who were studied had a slightly higher likelihood of survival than those who were black. Hispanics were more likely to be diagnosed with a less serious form of lung cancer, known as bronchioalveolar carcinoma.

"Our findings will motivate researchers and physicians to understand why Hispanics have more favorable outcomes and may shed light on potential environmental factors and/or genetic factors that can explain our observations," said Saeed. "For instance, the fact that Hispanics developed higher frequencies of bronchioalveolar carcinoma could be due to genetic predispositio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
2. Transitions Optical Partners With Dr. Aliza Through VidaySalud.com to Improve Visual Quality for Hispanics
3. National Hispanic Council on Aging Joins the Administration in Mission to Combat Medicare Fraud By Empowering Hispanics
4. Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice
5. New Report Says African-Americans and Hispanics More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease And Dementia Than Whites
6. New Report Says Hispanics Are One and One-Half Times More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease and Dementia Than Whites
7. Hispanics live in areas with limited capacity for colorectal cancer screening
8. Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening
9. Hispanics and Asians less likely to receive liver transplants
10. U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC
11. Adding Folate to Tortilla Flour Might Cut Birth Defects Among Hispanics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with ... put to the wayside until Christmas and the New Year ... “itch” and that burning desire to just escape it all ... journey to Telluride with a no-fuss, affordable package. Montrose Days ... the resort, and ensure that all accommodations are met. Plus, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 Sub Zero Ice ... sponsor a blood drive Sunday the 28th from 2pm-6pm at ... & Sawyer Road in Sarasota, FL. , Inquiries regarding time ... you for participating in the donating process, Sub Zero Ice ... flash frozen, custom ice cream. , About Sub Zero Ice ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... The Plantrician Project , ... events, tools and resources for healthcare professionals and ... the world’s leading online cooking school, have joined ... needs: Culinary Rx. As an online food and ... scheduled for debut spring 2015, will be designed ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... and 5x5 SuperClone Rooms. SuperCloset continues to offer indoor ... solutions. Pair one of the new SuperClone Rooms with ... professional, perpetual, and turnkey indoor hydroponic grow room setup. ... in the world, SuperCloset’s SuperPonic SuperCloner 50 . ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... These vanadium reserves are mostly found in China, ... of vanadium were produced globally in 2013, up 11% ... 6.7% AAGR during the period from 2001 to 2013, ... largest consumer, accounted for more than 90% of total ... the chemical industry. , View Full Report at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Days Inn Montrose Colorado Delivers Last Minute Holiday Season Ski Getaway Accommodations 2Health News:Shark Tank’s Sub Zero Ice Cream Sponsors Blood Drive 2Health News:The Plantrician Project and the Rouxbe Cooking School Join Forces to Develop Culinary Rx – a Plant-Prescription Course 2Health News:The Plantrician Project and the Rouxbe Cooking School Join Forces to Develop Culinary Rx – a Plant-Prescription Course 3Health News:The Plantrician Project and the Rouxbe Cooking School Join Forces to Develop Culinary Rx – a Plant-Prescription Course 4Health News:SuperCloset Continues to Innovate with New Complete Indoor Grow Room Packages, The SuperClone Rooms are the Newest Addition to the Award Winning SuperRoom Lineup 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 3
... from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center will present ... Association,s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, May 29 ... a urologist and professor of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian ... senior author and professor emeritus of urology at ...
... A minimally invasive technique used to destroy kidney tumors ... as surgical removal of tumors in curbing cancer recurrence ... In an article available online in the journal ... radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported the outcomes ...
... (BRONX, NY) The National Institutes of Health ... Medicine of Yeshiva University a five-year, $3.9 million grant ... in rural South Africa. The findings could alter public ... developing world. "Most cases of XDR-TB are thought ...
... ... demanding enterprise customers with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. , ... (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 -- VKernel, the ... announced today the general availability of VKernel Optimization Pack 1.4. The latest version ...
... aggressive ones, found in heaviest men, study says , WEDNESDAY, ... patients appears to be linked to patient weight, with heavier ... The finding stems from work involving more than 3,300 prostate ... surgery between 2001 and 2007 to remove a malignant prostate ...
... Risk aversion isn,t inevitable part of aging, researchers find ... says older people make less risky -- and less ... otherwise. , In some cases, older people make just ... people, researchers report. , "It,s not age, per se, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2010 American Urological Meeting 2Health News:NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2010 American Urological Meeting 3Health News:Ablation proved as effective as traditional surgery in treating kidney cancer 2Health News:Einstein awarded NIH grant to study drug-resistant TB 2Health News:Einstein awarded NIH grant to study drug-resistant TB 3Health News:VKernel Raises Scalability and Reporting Bar with Optimization Pack 1.4 2Health News:Size of Prostate Tumor Linked to Patients' Weight 2Health News:Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014   Hospira, Inc. ... provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced ... 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, ... is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time ... to all interested parties through a live audiocast accessible ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... consumer research and marketing communication tools are essential ... globally competitive – consequently consumers, desires, preferences, and ... this environment, market research groups across all industries ... marketing communication tools. However, the adoption of new ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments ... a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary Neukoplast ® ... therapy, announced today that the companies have entered ... generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Study Uncovers New Tools and Techniques for Understanding Consumer Decision Making 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5
... Texas, Oct. 12 Researchers at Texas State University-San ... and anti-retroviral compound with promising results. , Dhiraj Vattem, ... and Reed Richardson, professor in the Department of Agriculture, ... Results were announced at a University press conference. ...
... Oct. 12 RSB Spine, LLC, today announced that the ... reclassification of interbody fusion devices occurred in 2007, the C-Ti ... Drug Administration. With this most recent announcement, the C-Ti ... cleared as an anterior cervical plate as well. , RSB ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Texas State Tests Potential New Cancer-Fighting Weapon 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: