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Ani Movsisyan Vernon: Cancer incidence among Armenians in California
Apr 5, 2024, 14:39

Ani Movsisyan Vernon: Cancer incidence among Armenians in California

Ani Movsisyan Vernon, PhD, MS, shared on LinkedIn:

“While Armenians have lived in the United States since the 1600s and in California since the 1870s, they have remained unrepresented in public health research, including in cancer research.

To our knowledge, this is the first study showing cancer incidence specifically among the Armenian population in California. We were able to use our recently developed surname tool, the Armenian Surname List, and birthplace data to identify Armenians diagnosed with cancer in California.

Compared with individuals in the non-Hispanic White race/ethnicity category, where Armenians have most commonly been included, we found significant differences in proportional incidence and incidence rates of many cancers.

Notable findings include higher proportional incidence of stomach, colorectal, and thyroid cancer among Armenian males and females and tobacco-related cancers among Armenian males. Our findings can guide healthcare professionals and researchers towards targeted cancer screening interventions and etiologic studies for these cancers in Armenians.”

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Source: Ani Movsisyan Vernon/LinkedIn