Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though overall cancer incidence and death rates in these groups are lower than among white Americans, a new study finds.

There will be about 57,740 new cancer cases and nearly 17,000 cancer deaths among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in 2016, the American Cancer Society report estimated.

The three leading causes of cancer death among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander men are lung (27 percent), liver (14 percent) and colon/rectum (11 percent). Among women, they are lung (21 percent), breast (14 percent) and colon/rectum (11 percent), the findings showed.

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