• Becker, Thomas (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Marked contrasts in cancer incidence and mortality rates have been
documented among Native peoples in the US and its territories. Although
high rates for site--specific cancers are reported among many Native
groups, few cancer prevention and control projects or etiologic studies
have been directed toward cancer among Native peoples, and involvement by
Native researchers in cancer studies has been particularly infrequent.
Because cultural factors are central to the design and implementation in
cancer studies, increasing the involvement of Native peoples to carry out
effective research in Native populations should be viewed as a Priority
concern. The program described in this application will increase the research
capabilities of Native researchers to carry out well-designed cancer
prevention and control studies within Native populations. Experienced
epidemiologists and biostatisticians at the University of New Mexico's
Center for Population Health, the University of Arizona's Native American
Research and Training Center, and the Cancer Prevention and Control
Program of the indian Health Service will offer an intensive training
program for qualified Native researchers. The training program will
introduce participants to cancer prevention and control research
strategies, principles of epidemiology, study design considerations, data
management, data analysis, grant preparation, and manuscript preparation.
Demonstrations and workshops will be tailored to students' needs.
Following the intensive training sessions, faculty will provide
consultation for grant writing and project implementation, and will be
available for on-site problem solving. This innovative program will further cancer prevention and control efforts
by working with Native researchers in capacity building and research skill
development. This effort will ultimately serve to reduce cancer incidence
and mortality among diverse, high-risk Native populations.
Effective start/end date9/30/948/31/00


  • National Institutes of Health: $362,017.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $51,372.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $299,177.00


  • Medicine(all)


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.