General information: Native American Cancer Research (NACR) is an American Indian operated, community-based 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization. The mission is to reduce cancer incidence and increase survival among Native Americans. Our priority is to implement cancer research projects involving: prevention, health screening, education, training, control, treatment options, and support.
Research Principles: Because our research is community-based, there are specific stipulations we follow:
- The community must directly benefit (service or education intervention) from participating in the research project.
- The research project needs to address the communities' health priorities in a culturally respectful manner while fulfilling the funding agency(ies) research requirements.
- Members of the community "research team" must be included in leadership roles throughout the research project.