December 20, 2022 – U.S. Minorities Overly Affected By Stomach Cancer: How to Avoid
Stomach (gastric) cancer is not very prevalent in the United States, with only 1.5% of all new cancer diagnoses representing the disease. Despite this, data shows minorities — especially Asian Americans — are more vulnerable to stomach cancer.
A new study from Stanford headed by Joo Ha Hwang, MD, Ph.D., professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford Medicine, explores the prevalence of stomach cancer in U.S. minority communities. Hwang concludes Asian Americans, specifically Korean Americans, are more likely to obtain gastric cancer.