Article first published online: 20 AUG 2008
Published 2008 American Cancer Society
Supplement: An Update on Cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999–2004
Volume 113, Issue Supplement 5, pages 1113–1116, 1 September 2008
How to Cite
Cobb, N., Wingo, P. A. and Edwards, B. K. (2008), Introduction to the supplement on cancer in the American Indian and Alaska Native populations in the United States. Cancer, 113: 1113–1116. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23729
This supplement was sponsored by Cooperative Agreement Number U50 DP424071-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAY 2008
- cancer incidence;
- American Indian;
- Alaska Native;
The collection of papers in this Supplement combines cancer incidence data from the National Program of Cancer Registries and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, enhanced by record linkages and geographic factors, to provide a comprehensive description of the cancer burden in the American Indian/Alaska Native population in the United States. Cancer incidence rates among this population varied widely, sometimes more than 5-fold, by geographic region. Cancer 2008;113(5 supp):1113–6. Published 2008 by the American Cancer Society.