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Evaluation of Cancer 101: An Educational Program for Native Settings


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.

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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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National Cancer Institute Spirit of EAGLES Community Networks Program [U01 114609]; the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement [55/CCUO16012]; and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service Contract [HHSN26120051102C and N02-CO-51112].

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Hill, T.G., Briant, K.J., Bowen, D. et al. Evaluation of Cancer 101: An Educational Program for Native Settings. J Canc Educ 25, 329–336 (2010).

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  • Cancer knowledge
  • Cancer control
  • Tribal setting