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All Things Share the Same Breath

chief seattle“All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”

-Chief Seattle

The Native American Community, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the American Lung Association, have utilized research methods such as focus groups, surveys, and Community Advisory Board meetings, to present the first culturally tailored internet website devoted to Native American lung health and smoking cessation.


The American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance is an alliance of organizations whose mission is to partner and collaborate with American Indian peoples, nations, communities, and organizations to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of American Indians throughout the United States through quality participatory research and educational programs.

KU researchers are working to stop cancer in entire populations

By C.J. Janovy

As soon as The University of Kansas Cancer Center earned National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in July 2012, Director Roy Jensen, M.D., set the next goal: even higher designation as a comprehensive cancer center. Jensen's hope is that by September 2016, when the KU Cancer Center applies for renewal of the grant that earned its original NCI designation, the application will be for comprehensive status.

The difference between the two types of designation is essentially the size, breadth and depth of the cancer center's research and educational expertise.

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