Latino/Hispanic Cancer Burden Report for Pennsylvania

Significantly higher relative risks were seen in Latino Pennsylvanians compared to non-Latinos for cancer incidence during the 2002-2005 and 2006-2009 time periods, many trends were continued in year 2013 as well. Data year 2013 is the most up to date cancer-related data available at the time of this reporting. As Latino populations continue to grow, as they have been for the past few decades, the differences will become even more apparent between the cancer incidence of Latino and non-Latino populations. This creates a need for the institution of preventative programs directed at Latino populations to circumvent and avoid the additional cancer incidence burden on the Pennsylvania population which would manifest if this populations needs are not met with regard to its cancer burden.

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