Dr. Judith Kaur is an American Indian physician and Medical Director of Native American Programs at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. She talks about her journey on the road to becoming a physician.
Story of the collaborative effort to increase services to American Indian women in Arizona.
Connecting Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Traditional Native Healing Practices
(National Cancer Institute, NIH)
Dr. White, Director of The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) and Dr. Henderson, CEO of Black Hills Center for American Indian Health; discuss cancer research as it relates to complementary and alternative medicine in the Native American community.
These Native survivor's stories give information about breast cancer and how survivors dealt with their disease. The stories are written as conversations between the survivor and family members and discuss cancer information, treatments, and other information with each other.
Over 50 survivors, healthcare workers and advocates share their stories on video tape. Storytellers share personal information about clinical trials, communication, treatments, spirituality, and other information. The videos are short and have the story text written next to the video.
A video story about a Native American man's battle with and coming to terms with his prostate cancer.
This digital story was produced at Fond Du Lac Human Services, with assistance from nDigiDreams, LLC, and sponsorship from the American Indian Health User Group and the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine.
The special collection of papers in this supplement uses cancer incidence data from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, enhanced by record linkages and geographic factors to improve racial classification. Ten of the articles focus on cancers in specific anatomic sites. The remaining six articles give an overview of cancer in AI/AN, describe cancer in young adult AI/AN, explain the methods used to improve data quality, and describe risk factors and screening practices in AI/AN using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. Since cancer incidence in this population is affected by geographic regional patterns, each article presents data by region and for all regions combined.
Free CD from the NCI includes a comprehensive multimedia train-the-trainer palliative curriculum with a section for self study and materials for trainers. Adapted from the original EPEC™O curriculum to meet the needs of clinicians serving American Indian and Alaska Native populations. A new plenary, Cancer in Indian Country, and an additional module, Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care of American Indian/Alaska Native Populations, have been added along with culturally specific video vignettes.