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USC study finds sex, age and ethnicity assciated with colorectal cancer survival
Date:5/29/2008

p>Researchers also found that certain ethnicities had better overall survival than others. Namely, Hispanics and Asians have better outcomes than Caucasians and African-Americans. Further studies in this area should look at how certain diets or specific surroundings contribute to the development of colorectal cancer, Hendifar notes.

"The data warrant further studies to determine the role of estrogen and ethnicity in colorectal cancer development," he says. "In the future, we may tailor different treatments for men and women."


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