Why We Need Preventative Cancer Screening Processes for High-Risk Populations

Authors

  • Jennifer Soh Stanford Undergraduate Student
  • Dr. Joo Ha Hwang Professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford

Keywords:

Gastric Cancer, East Asian

Abstract

Gastric cancer has become a severe health disparity amongst East Asian populations residing in the US. While high-risk communities and clear risk factors have been identified, little has been done to improve the gastric cancer rates for East Asian Americans. This op-ed and commentary by Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, Chair of the Asian American Stomach Cancer Disparity Task Force, tells the story of the reality of gastric cancer for high-risk populations and illustrates the dire need for national guidelines to advance early gastric cancer detection practices in the US. 

Author Biographies

Jennifer Soh, Stanford Undergraduate Student

Jennifer Soh '23 is an undergraduate student at Stanford studying bioengineering and creative writing. 

Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, Professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford

Dr. Joo Ha Hwang is a professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford and specializes in early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies, including gastric cancer. He also serves as the Chair of the Asian American Stomach Disparity Task Force. 

Published

2021-07-14

How to Cite

Soh, J., & Hwang, J. H. (2021). Why We Need Preventative Cancer Screening Processes for High-Risk Populations. Journal of Asian Health, 1(1). Retrieved from https://journalofasianhealth.org/index.php/jasianh/article/view/6