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Category: Health Research and Data


Gastric cancer, commonly known as stomach cancer, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. Alaska Native people experience higher rates of gastric cancer than other groups in the United States. This past July, the Consortium hosted a two-day panel of Alaska Native community leaders, health care providers and gastric cancer experts from around the globe. The goal of the meeting was to identify the best methods to combat the disease Alaska Native ...


This summer, 25 Tribal Epidemiology Centers staff, representing 10 different organizations from across the nation, gathered to participate in the Management Concept’s Cost Principles for Federal Grants training in Anchorage, Alaska. Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Public Health Infrastructure Network Coordinating Center and the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter), the training provided participants with knowledge and experience in federal cost principles and how they affect awards including: oversight; budget development and review; spending ...


ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University (APU) hosted the first-ever Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) in Anchorage. The theme for the program, which was held in May, was Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. The research program aims to increase cultural humility and sensitivity of health researchers with emphasis on the importance of Tribally driven and culturally responsive research as well as support and grow Indigenous researchers and scholars. The program included three weeks of courses designed for all levels of research ...


Alaska Native people have one of the highest rates of colon cancer in the world. To help improve the health of our families and future generations, ANTHC and the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study. The researchers will look at the effect fiber (found in fruits and vegetables) in the diet has on colon cancer risk. Foods we eat may affect our risk for colon cancer. Studies suggest that when people eat more fiber it can reduce their ...


Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Provost, ANTHC’s Director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, for her recognition by the Alaska Public Health Association Board of Directors as the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award. The Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award recognizes the achievements of an individual in the area of health in Alaska over an extended period of time of more than 10 years. The award is named for Dr. Anne Lanier, ...


The Alaska Native Tumor Registry, housed within the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, has been awarded a first-place award for data quality by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program for the first time. The award, given for the 2018 data year, is awarded to cancer registries that meet all 14 data quality metrics outlined by the SEER program. The Alaska Native Tumor Registry is a collection of cancer information going back to 1969 on all ...