“This would be almost impossible to try and sort through without them. They’re giving us insight into the issues of elder healthcare. We’re lucky that we have people to help us.”

Both smoking and radon, an odorless gas that’s released from rocks, soil and water, cause lung cancer. But together, they pose an even greater risk, and smoker bear a greater burden of radon-induced lung cancer.

Each year, the second Monday in October is a day to celebrate and honor Indigenous Peoples. CICR paid tribute to Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center with a video shared on social media. Please see the link below.

On November 2, three of our patient navigators and a coordinator travelled to Tucson, Arizona to attend the gathering called, “Cancer Prevention in Indigenous Communities: Screening to Follow up.” The conference was funded by the National Cancer Institute and put on by

In November, two members of the Center for Indigenous Cancer Research team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to attend and present at the 150th American Public Health Association conference.

Environmental engineer Shannon Seneca, PhD, REHS/RS, EIT, continues to develop her research in human health and the environment as she works toward healthy waterways leading to healthy people.

This past November, the Director of the

The incidence of chronic liver disease and the mortality rate for liver cancer has increased in the last 10 years among the Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-SHOW-nee), the current day six-tribe Iroquois Confederacy whose Indigenous Peoples connect ancestrall

“We partner with organizations outside the nation or even different departments within each nation in order to do outreach on each territory,” explains Whitney Ann Henry, coordinator for the CICS navigators. “Wherever our community gathers, that’s where we want our navigators to be.”

WHO is at risk? Radon is much more likely to cause lung cancer in people who smoke. In fact, smokers are estimated to be 25 times more at risk from radon than non-smokers.

The Center for Indigenous Cancer Research team continues to partner with Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellness on a project aimed at engaging Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ community members for feedback on

The most recent episode of the Talking Circle podcast features the Center for Indigenous Cancer Research’s friend and colleague Dr. Michelle Huyser. Dr.