- Mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) are declining at a much slower rate in Hispanic patients than in non-Hispanic whites (NHW).
Why this matters
- Studies suggest Hispanic patients have lower rates of screening and higher rates of late-stage diagnosis.
- CRC deaths from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database.
- Funding: National Cancer Institute.
- Of 48,316 deaths from CRC overall, 5547 were in Hispanic patients.
- Between 2000 and 2011, CRC mortality decreased 15.1% in NHW but only 5.9% in Hispanic patients.
- The mortality rate from localized disease increased 3.3% in Hispanics in 2000-2011 but decreased 10.9% in NHW.
- Mortality from regional disease decreased 20.1% in NHW but dropped only 6.6% in Hispanics.
- No data on treatment information.