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Cancer Mortality Trends Among Men by Race/Ethnicity

Note: The word “significantly” below refers to statistical significance. 2012 is the latest year for which data are available.

All Men

Among all men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 2.8% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.7% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.4% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

White Men

Among white men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.6% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.3% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

Black Men

Among black men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 2.6% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 3.4% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.9% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

Hispanic Men

Among Hispanic men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 1.5% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 3.1% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

American Indian/Alaska Native Men

Among American Indian/Alaska Native men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer remained level.
  • Lung cancer remained level.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 2.8% per year.

Asian/Pacific Islander Men

Among Asian/Pacific Islander men in the United States from 2003 to 2012, the death rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 1.1% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.0% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.5% per year.

Data source: Ryerson AB, Eheman CR, Altekruse SF, Ward JW, Jemal A, Sherman RL, Henley SJ, Holtzman D, Lake A, Noone AM, Anderson RN, Ma J, Ly KN, Cronin KA, Penberthy L, Kohler BA. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2012, featuring the increasing incidence of liver cancer Cancer 2016;122(9):10.1002/cncr.29936.

Note: Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

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