Building Bridges Between Cancer Center And Tribal Communities

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UArizona Health Sciences Connect
Dr. Monica Yellowhair unites her cancer expertise with a love for education and her community to strive for health equity and a cancer-free Arizona. She applied for funding to study the genotoxic effects of uranium, a project that was one of the first selected for the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP), a collaboration between NAU and the Cancer Center. NACP research projects address Native American community priorities and cancer disparities, and pair an NAU mentor with one at the Cancer Center – in this case, Dr. Clark Lantz, professor emeritus of cellular and molecular medicine and a member of the Cancer Center’s Clinical and Translational Oncology Program.