As we shifted our operations into a virtual/hybrid environment since March 2020, one of the areas we focused on was redefining meeting etiquette to fit the new reality. We wanted to share how we handled this transition at the Department of Indigenous Cancer Health.

The Department of Indigenous Cancer Health hosted a two-day Indigenous Cancer Data Summit at Roswell Park on May 15 and 16.

It can be difficult to keep track of which tests you need and when, and whether a personal or family member’s cancer diagnosis affects your risk.

Why is indoor air quality important?

The Health Communications Shared Resource (HCR) is a full-service video and media production center, specializing in health communications locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Haring is Co-Principal Investigator (along with Karen H. Kim Yeary, PhD) on a project titled “A novel sugar sweetened beverage reduction intervention for Native American men” funded by the National institutes of Health.

Dr. Haring, Josie Raphaelito, MPH (Navajo), and Corinne Abrams, MPH (Tuscarora), are lead investigators on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to create Indigenized colorectal materials specifically for two-spirit and Native LGBTQ+ individuals.


The Department of Indigenous Cancer Health continues to identify opportunities to engage in Indigenous policy-making discussions to create a lasting impact on health and well-being in Indigenous communities. In 2022, Dr. Haring was invited to conversations with the U.S.

Multiple mechanisms supported a grant award to the Department of Indigenous Cancer Health and Services to adapt a Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program for Indigenous communities. Lung cancer is one of the top cancers in the Northeast among Indigenous Peoples.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the few NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers that have a cancer-focused memorandum of understanding at the federal level with the Indian Health Services (IHS).

Roswell Park’s Indigenous and Rural Patient Navigation program through the Center for Indigenous Cancer Services, is in its second full year. You may see our team active in the community, at health and resource fairs, field days, pow-wows, etc.