The suggested topic for May is “Asian and Asian-American cancer health disparities,” and representative papers can be found below:

Koh HK, Judge CM, Ferrer B, Gershman ST.  Using public health data systems to understand and eliminate cancer disparities. Cancer Causes and Control. 2005;16:15-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15750854

A public health approach to identifying cancer disparities with a great overview of how cancer affects different communities.

Chen MS Jr. Cancer health disparities among Asian Americans: what we do and what we need to do. Cancer. 2005 Dec 15;104(12 Suppl):2895-902. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16270313

Excellent article outlining the disparities in the burden of cancer, the leading cause of death for Asian Americans.

Kamangar F, Dores GM, Anderson WF. Patterns of cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence across five continents: defining priorities to reduce cancer disparities in different geographic regions of the world. J Clin Oncol. 2006 May 10;24(14):2137-50. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16682732
Excellent article exploring cancer health disparities across the world.

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