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Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States, 1988-1992

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This monograph provides a concise description of the occurrence of the major cancers among several different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The cancer experience among ethnic and racial groups varies widely across the world as well as here in the United States. The differences between groups may be related to a variety of factors including biology, heredity, and perhaps most important, behavior. The differences outlined in this monograph will help to identify clues to cancer causation as well as to ways of detecting these cancers early, treating them, and ultimately, preventing them.

This monograph was assembled through the work of Contributing Editors from the SEER registries and the SEER staff. It was published in 1996 by the Surveillance Research ProgramExternal Web Site Policy of the NCI. The monograph is provided in PDF format.

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Suggested Citation

Miller BA, Kolonel LN, Bernstein L, Young, Jr. JL, Swanson GM, West D, Key CR, Liff JM, Glover CS, Alexander GA, et al. (eds). Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States 1988-1992, National Cancer Institute. NIH Pub. No. 96-4104. Bethesda, MD, 1996.

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Contributing Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Barry A. Miller, M.S.P.H.
Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Contributing Editors

Laurence N. Kolonel, M.D., Ph.D.
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.
Cancer Surveillance Program, University of Southern California, School of Medicine

John L. Young, Dr.P.H.
California Cancer Registry, California Department of Health Services

G. Marie Swanson, Ph.D.
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Dee W. West, Ph.D.
Northern California Cancer Center

Charles R. Key, M.D., Ph.D.
New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

Jonathan M. Liff, Ph.D.
Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Claudia S. Glover, M.H.S.
George A. Alexander, M.D.
Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Additional Editors

Linda Coyle, B.S.
Information Management Services, Inc.

Benjamin F. Hankey, Sc.D.; Lynn A. Gloeckler Ries, M.S.; Carol L. Kosary, M.A.; Angela Harras, B.A.; Constance Percy, M.S.P.H.; Brenda K. Edwards, Ph.D.
Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Technical Assistance

Debbie Collinge, B.S.; J. Todd Gibson, B.S.; Sheila Knight, B.S.; Mike Livingston, B.S.; Jill E. Walls, B.S.; David R. Roney, B.A.; Maureen Troublefield
Information Management Services, Inc.

Lihua Liu, M.S.
Cancer Surveillance Program, University of Southern California, School of Medicine

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