AIAN Data for Cancer Surveillance Task Force
  • Task Force
  • This NAACCR TF will address issues with the collection and use of cancer surveillance data on, and for, AIAN people. AIAN people have a unique cancer burden, which has been described in several published manuscripts. However, there are also documented difficulties with these analyses (e.g., misclassification of AIAN race in both the numerator and the denominator). With recent changes at NCHS with regards to race data for mortality and the national move towards non-bridged race denominators, we anticipate that these issues will only be magnified. This TF will convene with Tribal partners to discuss and describe some of these issues and provide recommendations to the cancer surveillance community to improve our assessments of the burden of cancer in this population.

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Chairperson(s)
Sarah Nash
Dr. Recinda L. Sherman
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
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Members
Dr. Marc Emerson
Raffaella Espinoza
Dr. Amanda Janitz
Melissa A Jim
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Natalie Joe
  • National Cancer Institute
Lihua Liu
  • Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program -USC
Stephanie C Melkonian
Dr. Dornell Pete
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Dr. Claradina Soto
  • Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program -USC
Dr. Charles Wiggins
  • New Mexico Tumor Registry
Dr. Mandi Yu
  • National Cancer Institute