Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AsA-NHPI), who have the highest rate of liver and stomach cancers. AsA-NHPI populations are three times more likely to develop liver cancer than non-Hispanic whites, and twice as likely to develop stomach cancer. In the United States, AsA-NHPI populations account for approximately half of chronic hepatitis B cases, a precursor to liver disease and cancer.
Asian Liver Center
Gastric Cancer Disparities Initiative
Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide and is diagnosed in 27,000 Americans each year. In the United States, this burden falls disproportionately on ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, especially Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The Center for Asian Health Research and Education, along with Stanford's gastroenterology department, are working toward decreasing morbidity and mortality from gastric cancer in the United States, especially among the most vulnerable populations.
Learn more about Gastric Cancer Disparities Initiative here.