Native American Cancer Research

This is an American Indian, community based, non-profit organization.

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Happy New Year to everyone.
Native American Cancer Research Corporation is embarking on a new year with some new opportunities available and new projects. NACR staff will be busy navigating American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) cancer survivors, referring AIAN community members to cancer screening, partnering with tribal communities to evaluate and improve quality of local health systems, and implementing tobacco cessation programs and mHealth projects.
    posted: 3·7·2014

NACR Staff available for Fee for Service Consulting
NACR staff members are available this year to provide training, consultation, meeting facilitation, and other services on a fee for service basis. For more information, please contact NACR at Native American Cancer Research with questions about possible consulting services.
    posted: 3·7·2014

"Free Mammograms - The Path to Wellness for a Healthier life!"
    Native American Cancer Research (NACR)
    Free Mammograms for eligible women 40+ years old
    March 13, 2014   Denver, CO            Learn more…
    posted: 2·19·2014

Denver March Pow Wow gives Tickets to Denver Cancer Survivors Mvto!
Thank you to the Denver March Pow Wow, Inc. for their contribution of Pow Wow tickets to our Denver Metro Community Cancer Survivors and their families.

The Denver March Pow Wow is being held in Denver, CO March 21, 22, and 23, 2014 at the Denver Coliseum. Events including Storytelling and Demonstrations begin at 10:00 AM each day with the Grand Entry of dancers each day at 11:00 AM. Dancing will end at 11:30 on Friday and Saturday and the Award Presentations will be at 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Mark your Calendar NOW!
For more information, go to or call 303-934-8045.
    posted: 3·7·2014

"Native Cancer 101 Module 4: The Role of Genes in Cancer"     go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 8: Biospecimens and Biobanks"     go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 9: Chronic Conditions and Cancer"     go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 10 Preventing and Early Cancer Diagnosis (Screening)"     go to…

The awardees for Priority Area 1 (tribal public health capacity building) are

  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Wisconsin)
    Journey Towards Wellness cancer prevention project
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (Michigan)
    Upper Peninsula Tribal Breast Health Coalition and Learning Collaborative
  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians (Washington)
    Tribal health system capacity building and quality-improvement projects to increase health system efficiency and streamline processes
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Arizona)
    Identification, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C among tribal members living in the New Pascua community

  • Toiyabe Indian Health Project (California)
    Diabetes primary prevention programs for American Indians in California

The awardee for Priority Area 2 (project evaluator) is

  • Native American Cancer Research Corporation (Colorado)
    Monitoring and evaluating for the five Priority Area 1 awardees
Funds will be used to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through capacity building and quality improvement. We look forward to partnering with these six organizations as we continue to promote the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

  • Case Study: 2013 Comprehensive Cancer Programs
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    Click on the tree to go to the
    Native American Education
    for Survivors (NACES) pages.

    NACR's Mission:
    • Is to develop and test primary, secondary and tertiary interventions and influence the early adoption of prevention and control of cancer including:
      • risk reduction
      • screening (early detection)
      • education
      • training
      • control
      • treatment
      • support or study of cancer and cancer-related issues among Native Americans.

    • NACR does this through conducting and promoting research, education and training in those areas.
    • Thus, NACR's mission is to reduce cancer incidence and increase survival among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN).
    • How This Mission is Addressed
      • Conducting and promoting research, education and training in the cancer continuum
      • Partnering with other Native organizations locally, nationally, internationally (Mayo SoE, Mayo Native CIRCLE, DIHFS, DIFRC, ITCMI, GPTCHB, NPAIHB, RCRH, MCN, IC HOPE).
      • Partnering with non-Native organizations or institutions (Mayo Clinic, ACS).
    NACR Research Caveats:
    • The community must directly benefit from participating in community-based research ("benefit" includes some type of service or education intervention that is beyond taking part in a survey).

    • The research needs to address the community's health priorities in a culturally respectful manner, while at the same time address health research priorities of the funding agency.

    • Applied research in the community must be culturally respectful and invariably will include modifications that differ from academic theory.

    • Members of the community-based "team" need to be included in leadership roles in every step of the research project, including the planning phase through dissemination.

    Contact Information
    Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Denver Office
    3110 South Wadsworth, suite 103
    Denver, CO 80227

    Phones: 303-975-2449
    Fax: 303-975-2463

    Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Pine Office
    3022 South Nova Road
    Pine, CO 80470

    Phone: 303-838-9359

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