Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Background â Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer in both men and women within the U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. The calculation of cancer incidence, mortality, and survival for an overall AI/AN population in the U.S. obscures the heterogeneity in cancer burden within the AI/AN population at local or regional levels. Studies at state and regional levels have documented variation in colorectal cancer mortality within the AI/AN population. AI/AN people have also been reported to be more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of colorectal cancer as well as having a greater risk of colorectal cancer mortality than non-Hispanic White people. Local level or regional data on cancer survival are more informative for state and tribal communities in the development of strategies for the control of cancer. Methods â Using data with improved AI/AN racial ascertainment from record linkages performed bet
School of Medicine
Petersen, Paneen S., "Colorectal cancer survival among American Indian and Alaska native people in the Pacific Northwest" (2011). Scholar Archive. 664.