About the Partnership

Banner sized for website.jpgThe Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) is a collaborative Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (MI/CCP) between the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Northern Arizona University and the NIH National Cancer Institute. The Partnership is funded under parallel grants, U54CA143924 (UACC) and U54CA143925 (NAU). Our success as a Partnership is dependent on collaboration, communication and meeting the expectations of our advisory committees and those of the National Cancer Institute.

NACP Goals:

  1. Train Native American students for careers in cancer-related research and health care;
  2. Build the cancer-related research capacity at NAU; and
  3. Alleviate disparities in cancer in Native American Communities.

Specific Aims:

  1. Continue to increase the competitive stance of cancer research and training at NAU by adding new cancer researchers and by continuing strong faculty development programs for all junior faculty;
  2. Develop programs that facilitate the successful transition of Native American students into our programs and that enhance the retention and graduation of Native Americans undergraduates in biomedical sciences; and
  3. Develop sustainable community education programs and research for cancer prevention that meet the unique needs of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo and Tohono O’odham Nations.