Table 1.

Top 5 sites of cancer-related mortality, ranked as a proportion of all cancer deaths, by race/ethnicity (2003–2011)

Male (rank)NHWAggregate AsianAsian IndianChineseFilipinoJapaneseKoreanVietnamese
1Lung 31.0%Lung 26.8%Lung 19.0%Lung 28.13%Lung 30.7%Lung 23.9%Lung 22.8%Lung 28.1%
2Prostate 9.2%Colorectal 10.5%Colorectal 8.3%Liver 11.7%Colorectal 10.8%Colorectal 13.1%Stomach 14.6%Liver 22.3%
3Colorectal 9.1%Liver 10.3%Prostate 8.1%Colorectal 10.4%Prostate 8.9%Prostate 8.9%Liver 12.9%Colorectal 7.9%
4Pancreas 5.8%Pancreas 6.3%Pancreas 7.0%Stomach 6.5%Liver 7.6%Stomach 8.8%Colorectal 11.0%Stomach 6.5%
5Leukemia 4.4%Prostate 6.3%Leukemia 6.3%Pancreas 5.9%Pancreas 5.7%Pancreas 8.4%Pancreas 7.4%Pancreas 4.4%
Female (rank)NHWAggregate AsianAsian IndianChineseFilipinoJapaneseKoreanVietnamese
1Lung 27.3%Lung 19.6%Breast 19.8%Lung 22.2%Breast 19.5%Lung 21.4%Lung 18.5%Lung 21.7%
2Breast 14.6%Breast 13.7%Ovary 9.7%Breast 11.8%Lung 18.1%Colorectal 12.9%Stomach 11.6%Breast 10.3%
3Colorectal 9.6%Colorectal 10.8%Lung 9.3%Colorectal 11.9%Colorectal 9.0%Breast 10.7%Colorectal 11.4%Colorectal 9.6%
4Pancreas 6.2%Pancreas 7.5%Colorectal 6.8%Pancreas 7.2%Pancreas 6.7%Pancreas 9.6%Pancreas 8.2%Liver 9.3%
5Ovary 5.6%Stomach 5.6%Pancreas 5.9%Stomach 5.4%Ovary 6.0%Stomach 6.5%Liver 7.2%Stomach 6.3%