DOI: 10.1158/1538-7755.disp23-ia010 ISSN: 1538-7755

Abstract IA010: American Indian community engagement in culturally respectful cancer interventions

Linda Burhansstipanov
  • Oncology
  • Epidemiology


This 10-minute session begins with a brief overview of strengths within American Indian communities. Cultural perceptions of research are summarized followed by a list of unsuccessful recruitment strategies. Missed opportunities for the inclusion of sufficient numbers of American Indians in national clinical trials will be reviewed. An overview of American Indians’ desire for inclusion in respectful clinical trials research will include an excerpt from Clinical Trials for Native Americans:  A Gift for our Children. Healthcare Providers impact on inclusion of underserved populations will be summarized followed by a synopsis based on involvement of competency trained Native Patient Navigators to assist with CT recruitment. Some annoyances practiced by research institutions that negatively impact involvement of American Indian communities will be shared followed by recommendations for increasing engagements. The segment will close with a summary of significant gaps in American Indian cancer research programs.

Citation Format: Linda Burhansstipanov. American Indian community engagement in culturally respectful cancer interventions [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 16th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; 2023 Sep 29-Oct 2;Orlando, FL. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2023;32(12 Suppl):Abstract nr IA010.

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