Indigenous communities face some of the greatest cancer health disparities, higher mortality rates and persistent challenges in health equity.
To tackle these challenges, the Center for Indigenous Cancer Research (CICR) at Roswell Park fuses multidisciplinary expertise and generational knowledge to create a culturally-attuned continuum of cancer care from prevention through survivorship.
Our goal is simple and ambitious: Reduce the impact of cancer on Indigenous communities regionally, nationally and internationally.
Our efforts in both urban and rural settings focus on education and collaborative research:
- Cancer prevention and behavioral intervention
- Cancer screenings
- Clinical trials
- Summer research experience opportunities to engage students in indigenous cancer research
Working with our partners across borders and waters of North America, we coordinate educational events, host health screenings, conduct research and develop action plans to address not only cancer health disparities, but larger issues that impact wellness, such as human’s relationship with the environment.