Cancer incidence in the Mexican American

Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1977 Dec;47:103-6.


Mexican Americans of Los Angeles County, both those born in Mexico and in the United States, were at lower risk to all sites of cancer combined, than other whites. These Mexican Americans were at increased risk to some specific cancers, including those of the stomach, gallbladder, and cervix. For those tumors for which racial differences existed, clear migrant patterns were present.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Ethnicity*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mexico / ethnology
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Whites