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Session: Impact of Cancer on Native Health
4016.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Impact of Cancer on Native Health
The patterns of cancer occurrence and experiences of cancer survivorship among American Indians and Alaska Natives have become more visible within the previous decade, and national bodies (Institute of Medicine, National Cancer Institute) recognize that Native people suffer an unequal burden of some types of cancer. This session will provide participants with a snapshot of the impact of cancer on Native communities, giving a brief overview of the factors related to late stage of diagnosis, a description of the the Cherokee Nationís experience with developing a tribal registry for cancer surveillance, a discussion of the process for involving community members in setting cancer prevention program goals, and an example of successful community partnership programs that support American Indian and Alaska Native cancer survivors.
Learning Objectives: 1) Understand racial/ethnic differences in cancer stage at diagnosis and in cancer survival with a focus on identifying risk factors for Amerian Indians and Alaska Natives 2) Identify ways in which comorbidity may be determined from existing data sources 3) List five essential elements for constructing a tribal cancer registry 4) Describe how cancer registry data can be used to support other cancer program objectives 5) Understand the use of community-based participatory research in cancer prevention 6) Articulate the procedure for initiating or assessing a tribal communityís cancer survivorship action plan.
Moderator(s):Charlene M. Worley, ScD
8:30 AMGeographic, demographic and primary care patterns in relation to stage at diagnosis among American Indian cancer patients in New Mexico and Arizona
Robin Taylor Wilson, MA, PhD, Nathaniel Cobb, MD, Charles Key, MD, PhD, James Torner, MS, PhD
8:50 AMDeveloping a tribal registry for cancer surveillance  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kymberly Cravatt, MPH, CHES, Ruth Hummingbird, BBA, Gloria A. Grim, MD
9:10 AMChoosing the next direction of a community-based participatory cancer project  [ Recorded presentation ]
Suzanne Christopher, PhD, Adina Smith, PhD, Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, Shaleen Old Coyote
9:30 AMWeaving a Basket of Hope for American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Survivors through traditional gatherings
Alisa Gilbert, Andy Miller, MHSE, CHES
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA