Educational Resources
Cancer Clinical Trials Education for Native Communities


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This Web site provides multi-media learning modules to help you understand cancer clinical trials. As you click through the screens, you will see text, pictures, and graphs, which you can shrink or enlarge for better viewing. You can also watch short videos featuring Native people who describe their experiences with clinical trials. Everything is designed so you can proceed at your own pace, and you can return to any page whenever you want. These materials will help you understand what cancer clinical trials are, why they are important, and how they work. You will also find resources on how to find clinical trials in your area. Native People for Cancer Control worked with the following organizations to create and adapt this resource:

• Cancer Information Service, provided by the National Cancer Institute and based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle
• Walking Forward Program of Rapid City Regional Health in South Dakota
• Tacoma Pierce County Health Department/Cross Cultural Collaborative of Pierce County

Educational Resources
Art for Cancer

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Native People for Cancer Control and Native artists are working together on the Native Art for Cancer project.This project features art on brochures, posters, and printed materials to raise cancer awareness and increase cancer prevention activities. Visual art is a positive and powerful way to deliver cancer education in Native communities. It connects researchers and the community, making people more receptive to information about cancer. By sharing their creativity and stories, these Native artists and Native People for Cancer Control are helping fight cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.





 Poster titles are “What You Need to Know About…”

·         Native People for Cancer Control
·         Breast cancer
·         Cervical cancer
·         Colorectal cancer
·         Lung cancer
·         Smoking and chewing tobacco
·         Cancer clinical trials
·         HPV vaccine
·         Telehealth
·         Men’s health
·         Tobacco policy


Click here to view posters


 Sets of posters are available free of charge. To order, please email:
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute Community Networks Program (Grant # 5U01CA114642)
Educational Resources
The Native Comic Book Project

ncbpThe Native Comic Book Project harnesses the accessibility of comic books to give youth a way to improve the health of their generation. In the Native Comic Book Project, young people write and draw about their personal experiences and interests. Trained instructors introduce topics and basic principles of comic book art, help youth write their manuscripts, then create and celebrate the comic books. The comic book team also evaluates the success of the project. Youth can create comic books on diverse health topics such as healthy living, food and physical fitness, disease prevention, tobacco use, cancer risk, and sun safety.

If you are interested in hosting a training contact:


Abigail Echo-Hawk –



Educational Resources
Understanding Cancer


Native People for Cancer Control staff worked in collaboration with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Dr. Melany Cueva  to develop an online learning course, “Understanding Cancer”. Community Health Aide Practioners can earn 4 hours of Continuing Education by going through this up-to-date cancer training module. This project was funded by NCI, Grant #U54CA153498.

To access this module, click on the link below:


Partnerships for Native Health:

Melany Cueva: