More Hispanic Texans die from cancer than any other cause and only 3 percent of Hispanic Texans are age 75 and older, researchers say. The report, published in a special issue of the Texas Public Health Journal, found cancer was the leading cause of death among Hispanic Texans age 76 and younger, but survival after a diagnosis of cancer is superior for Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic whites. Principal investigator Dr. James S. Goodwin of UTMB said even though cancers tend to be more advanced when diagnosed in Hispanics, death rates were lower than in the white population.