Wailoo comments in "Cancer death rates continue to drop"

Star Ledger, Jan 7, 2014: Wailoo said that in general, he finds national surveys of cancer rates to be unhelpful in determining what is really happening to a specific community. For example, Vietnamese women in Portland, Oregon, have high rates of cervical cancer. Yet Japanese women elsewhere have strikingly low rates of cervical cancer. Given those disparities, it makes as little sense to dwell on any statistic about “Asian-American women” as it would to study cancer in Appalachia and assume the results applied to all whites. he said.

“You can’t really talk about white trends or black trends or Asian trends,” he said.