Researchers at the National Cancer Institute discovered that due to biological variations, men are more likely than women to develop cancer.
It was discovered that, to better cancer prevention and treatment, it is necessary to comprehend the gender-based causes of disparities in cancer risk.
In 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 888,000 new cancer cases in men and 863,000 new cases in women.
Dr. Sarah Jackson of the National Cancer Institute stated, “Our data demonstrate that disparities in cancer incidence cannot be explained by environmental exposures alone.” Instead, this shows that biological differences between men and women influence cancer susceptibility.”
The researcher evaluated 171,274 males and 122,826 females aged 50 to 71 who participated in a food and health study between 1995 and 2011 for this study. They examined cancer risk differences for each of the 21 cancer sites.