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Alaska Med. 1993 Oct-Dec;35(4):248-54.

National Cancer Institute's Native American cancer research projects.

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  • 1Native American Cancer Control, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892.


The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe several of the NCI Native American initiatives that illustrate the diversity and breadth of NCI's commitment to indigenous peoples. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) began introducing Native American cancer initiatives in 1987. Initiatives which are described in the paper include the following: four intervention research projects on cervical and breast cancer among Native Americans; four intervention research projects on the prevention of tobacco and dietary cancer risk factors among American indians; investigator-initiated developmental research grants on cervical and breast cancer; intra-agency agreements with the Indian Health Service; the Network for Cancer Control Research among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations; Native American Training Opportunities Meeting; Data-based Intervention Research projects which focus on Native Americans.

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