Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 329–336 | Cite as

Evaluation of Cancer 101: An Educational Program for Native Settings

  • Teresa Garrett HillEmail author
  • Katherine Josa Briant
  • Deborah Bowen
  • Verné Boerner
  • Thuy Vu
  • Kerri Lopez
  • Eric Vinson


This community-based intervention study examines the impact of Cancer 101, a cancer education resource developed in collaboration with American Indians/Alaska Natives to improve cancer knowledge, action regarding cancer control in tribal settings, and survival rates for members of their communities. Pre/post-surveys used to assess knowledge, attitudes, perceived benefits and future activities at baseline, immediately post-training, and at 4-6 months. Participants demonstrated significant change in knowledge, attitude, and cancer control activities. Cancer 101 provides a critical pathway to increase knowledge and promote action to reduce the burden and improve survival of cancer within tribal communities.


Cancer knowledge Cancer control Tribal setting 



We give our humble thanks and appreciation to tribes and the coalition members. This effort could not have been done without their support, input, and participation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Garrett Hill
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Katherine Josa Briant
    • 1
  • Deborah Bowen
    • 2
  • Verné Boerner
    • 3
  • Thuy Vu
    • 1
  • Kerri Lopez
    • 3
  • Eric Vinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Northwest Portland Area Indian Health BoardPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Spirit of EAGLES, Cancer Information Service Northwest RegionFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA

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