Mayo Clinic to expand outreach to American Indians

Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $6 million to expand cancer prevention and outreach to American Indian and Alaska Native patients.

The National Cancer Institute gave the five-year grant for clinical research studies in Alaska and Wisconsin and for the Hampton Faculty Fellows Program.

The Post-Bulletin reports the Mayo's Native American Programs director, Dr. Judith Kaur, is currently one of only two American Indian medical oncologists in the United States.

According to the Mayo's announcement, she will lead the new Spirit of EAGLES Community Network Program, which will focus on "comprehensive cancer control, including translational research, clinical trials and continued community-based participatory research."

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