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Native Hawaiians, highest cancer mortality rates

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   A recent report reveals more Native Hawaiians die from cancer each year than any other ethnic group in Hawaii.
   That's according to the latest data from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
   Hawaii's five leading ethnic groups have varying cancer incidence and death rates with lung cancer being the leading cause of cancer death in the state.
   The Hawaii Cancer at a Glance report allows researchers to consider the specific needs of people in Hawaii and the Pacific.

     "We found that Native Hawaiians in general are having an increased death rate from cancer overall and this may be because of diagnosis at a more advanced stage but it may also be because of some genetic factors and gene environment interactions," said Dr. Randall Holcombe, UH Cancer Center Director.

    Cancer death rates have decreased between 2004 and 2013 for both men and women in Hawaii.

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