A Study of the Perceptions About Colon Cancer of Upper Midwest Native Americans and Their Health Care Providers


About this study

The purpose of this study is to survey the Native Americans and their medical providers from two upper midwest communities for their perceptions about colon cancer, and the benefits or barriers for screening.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Native American resident of Red Lake or White Earth Reservation
  • Age between 50-80 years of age (target colon cancer screening population)
  • Health care workers of any age


Exclusions Criteria

  • Past personal history of colonic neoplasia (ie polyp or cancer)
  • Significant medical illness precluding screening (ie severe cirrhosis)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenneth Wang, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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