cancer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Cancer study on Wind River Reservation still waiting for more data http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cancer-study-wind-river-reservation-still-waiting-more-data <div style="margin:0;"><p>The Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center has released an update from an ongoing health study on Wind River Reservation and nearby communities, but cautions that the results are not final.</p><p>The environmental health study was initiated because people complained of elevated cancer rates in their communities. Director of the Center, Folo Akintan, says she was hoping to have the study completed by now but since it’s not she wanted to share the results of the community surveys collected over the past two years.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:15:17 +0000 Irina Zhorov 43582 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cancer study on Wind River Reservation still waiting for more data “Stupid Cancer” chapter to start in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/stupid-cancer-chapter-start-wyoming <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The</span></font><font color="black" face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-weight:normal;" lang="en"> Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium will </span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-weight:normal;" lang="en">be starting the first statewide “Stupid Cancer” chapter to support young adult c</span></font><font Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:47:20 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 40046 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org “Stupid Cancer” chapter to start in Wyoming Update on Environmental Health Initiative on Wind River Looks at Cancer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/update-environmental-health-initiative-wind-river-looks-cancer <p>A public meeting today will present preliminary results of an Environmental Health Initiative study being conducted on Wind River Indian Reservation. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center initiative aims to assess environmental risks on the reservation, and develop remediation strategies. Communities on the Wind River Reservation&nbsp;complained of high cancer rates. Folo Akintan directs the Epidemiology Center and says they distributed surveys on the reservation and in communities immediately surrounding it, and reviewed national and local data going back up to fifty years.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:23:10 +0000 Irina Zhorov 31456 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Update on Environmental Health Initiative on Wind River Looks at Cancer