Bioscience

3rd annual Ft. Defiance Cancer Awareness Conference set for June 5

June 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: TGen] – A cancer conference dedicated to increased awareness about cancer among the Navajo people is helping bridge Western and Native American approaches to disease and treatments.

As a result, conference participants say more Navajos are learning about cancer, adopting measures to help prevent the disease, participating more in cancer treatment and opening up to new therapies.

The 3rd annual Fort Defiance Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Conference is planned from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5 at the Navajo Nation Museum, Arizona Highway 264 and Postal Loop Road, in Window Rock, Ariz.

It is sponsored by the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN) and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, with the help of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and other organizations.

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