Closing the Chasm Between Native Community Priorities in Cancer Prevention and Healthcare Research Priorities - SPOC

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Webinar Description

Cancer touches all of our lives. For many Native communities, fears of cancer risk from environmental sources beyond their control are common. Some researchers, usually unaware of Native community concerns, can harbor the perspective that Native communities could be fruitful populations for studying the genetic risks of cancer. This webinar will help both sides of this chasm understand the other's point of view, hopefully leading to more effective communications and priority setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the common reasons that Native communities might fear environmental risk factors for cancer.
  • Describe the perspective of cancer researchers, who often have not partnered with Native communities, on why they perceive Native Americans as a desirable population to study potential genetic risk factors for cancer.
  • Identify the problematic nature of conflicting priorities to investigate possible cancer causes.
  • Discuss finding common ground by acknowledging that Native communities and cancer researchers have valid points that might not be well known by the other group.


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The Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership (SAICEP) is a unique collaboration initiated by the Community Outreach and Engagement teams at the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke, UNC Lineberger and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, with a focus on understanding and addressing the cancer-related health needs of American Indian communities in our catchment areas and beyond.

These webinars provide FREE continuing education credit.

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Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH

Dr. Susan and Suzette La Flesche Professor of American Indian Health
Director, American Indian Health Program 
UNMC College of Public Health 
University of Nebraska


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