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American Indian Initiative in Arizona

The goal of the American Indian Initiative in Arizona was to build a strong oncology program dedicated to addressing the cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection needs of Native Americans through mutual trust, cultural sensitivity, and tribal representation. The project was operated by the Arizona Cancer Center in partnership with the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (an Indian Health Service hospital). The geographic area served by the project is home to more than 100,000 members of more than 40 tribes, from the small Cocopah tribe in southwestern Arizona to the widely dispersed Paiute tribe in Nevada and Utah.

Updated: 07/23/09