Mayo Clinic awarded grant for Native health work, study

December 12, 2010 

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $6 million to expand cancer prevention and outreach to American Indian and Alaska Native patients.

The National Cancer Institute gave the five-year grant for clinical research studies in Alaska and Wisconsin and for the Hampton Faculty Fellows Program.

The Mayo's Native American Programs director, Dr. Judith Kaur, currently one of only two American Indian medical oncologists in the United States, will lead the new Spirit of Eagles Community Network Program.

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