cancer prevention

UCalgary's PaCER Program Builds Research Capacity in Indigenous Communities

UCalgary's PaCER Program Builds Research Capacity in Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous-led PaCER study headed by Tawnya Crowshoe and Tamara Low Horn focused on screening and early cancer detection in Indigenous communities, and highlights the need for change. “When my project partner and I looked at the data of cancer on reserves and saw over and over again all of these late-stage diagnoses, we’re talking stage 4, it made us wonder why it isn’t being caught earlier,” Crowshoe says. “We wanted to understand the reasons behind it, and more importantly, identify solutions on why these gaps and barriers exist.”   

New PaCER Graduates Sowing the Seeds of Change

New PaCER Graduates Sowing the Seeds of Change

Indigenous PaCER graduate project reports include recommendations for improvement and opportunities to work in a co-designed manner on better approaches to screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and support throughout the Cancer Journey.