Tumor registry data find acadiana colon cancer rates among America’s highest

10 octubre 2014

Colorectal cancer incidence rates in the Louisiana Acadian parishes are among the highest in the United States, a special study has found. This study appears to be the first to identify a high rate of cancer in a large, regional, US founder population, raising the possibility of a genetic predisposition. Alternatively, an unidentified, robust environmental risk factor may be present.