Francine C. Gachupin Jani C. Ingram Kelly A. Laurila Maria C. Lluria-Prevatt Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone Margaret M. Briehl


Cancer trends over a two-decade period show a greater reduction in cancer mortality rates for non-Hispanic Whites than for Native Americans. The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) was established to address cancer health disparities that impact Native Americans. The partners are Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Arizona’s tribal communities. The activities include outreach, research and cancer education. Overall, NACP seeks to expand capacity for culturally-sensitive and community-relevant research on cancer, and to continue developing respectful collaborations that will empower sovereign Native American communities to define, implement, and achieve their goals for cancer health equity.