Incidence of ovarian cancer by race and ethnicity in the United States, 1992-1997

Marc T. Goodman, Holly L. Howe, Ko Hui Tung, Joellyn Hotes, Barry A. Miller, Steven S. Coughlin, Vivien W. Chen

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Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. Similar to breast and endometrial cancers, ovarian cancer is more common among women in northern and central Europe, and in North America compared with Africa, South America, and Asia. In the U.S., substantial racial and ethnic variations have been observed in the incidence of ovarian cancer. This analysis substantiates higher risk of ovarian cancer among white women and women who are not Hispanic than among black, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2676-2685
Number of pages10
JournalCancer
Volume97
Issue number10 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Goodman, M. T., Howe, H. L., Tung, K. H., Hotes, J., Miller, B. A., Coughlin, S. S., & Chen, V. W. (2003). Incidence of ovarian cancer by race and ethnicity in the United States, 1992-1997. Cancer, 97(10 SUPPL.), 2676-2685.