Why do Black Americans have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer than White Americans?

@article{Silverman2003WhyDB,
  title={Why do Black Americans have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer than White Americans?},
  author={Debra T. Silverman and Robert Nathaniel Hoover and Linda Brown and Graeme M Swanson and Mark Schiffman and Raymond S. Greenberg and Richard B Hayes and Keith D. Lillemoe and Janet B. Schoenberg and Ann Grossbart Schwartz and Jonathan M. Liff and Linda M. Pottern and Joseph F. Jr. Fraumeni},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={45-54}
}
BACKGROUND For several decades, the incidence of pancreatic cancer has been 50% to 90% higher among blacks than among whites in the United States. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors that may contribute to this racial disparity. METHODS We conducted a population-based case-control study of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in Atlanta (GA), Detroit (MI), and 10 New Jersey counties from August 1986 through April 1989. In-person interviews were exclusively with subjects (526 cases… CONTINUE READING
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