Items Tagged ‘Alaska Natives’

June 15, 2012

Can A Colon Cancer Test Level The Playing Field For Alaska Natives?

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Alaska Natives are twice as likely to get colon cancer and die from it as the white population in the United States. When Mayo Clinic doctor David Ahlquist took a trip to Bethel, Alaska, in the mid-1990s, that startling statistic caught his attention. “Here they had one of the world’s highest rates of colon cancer […]

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Tags: Alaska Natives, colon cancer, Dr. David Ahlquist, NPR

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