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UM Researchers Discover Moving to the U.S. Increases Cancer Risk for Hispanics

08.06.2009

A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has confirmed trends that different Hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and worse cancer outcomes if they live in the United States than they do if they live in their homelands. Overall, the Miller School team found the cancer risk increases 40 percent or more for Hispanics in the United States.

Survival Rates from Gastrointestinal Tumors Improving Among African Americans

08.03.2009

h4. After Years of Inequality, Survival Rates Now Equivalent to Those of Caucasians Physician-scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have published new research indicating that racial disparities in treating a rare gastrointestinal cancer have been greatly reduced.