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Alaska Native Tumor Registry

The Alaska Native Tumor Registry (ANTR) is a collection of complete cancer incidence data for all cancers diagnosed among Alaska Native people since 1969, and cancer staging data since 1984. The ANTR was initiated in 1974 in collaboration with NCI and CDC following analysis of cancer incidence and mortality that showed unique cancer patterns among Alaska Native people. The registry has contributed to planning and implementation of prevention and early detection of cancer, enhancement of clinical oncology services, and provided the basis for a variety of research projects targeting cancer among Alaska Native people. The ANTR is a participant in the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program.

Regional Profiles

Regional Profiles

Regional cancer information has been compiled for each region into downloadable .pdfs. Check back often as new data becomes available.

45 Year Cancer Report   top

Cancer incidence is the leading cause of death among Alaska Native people. Colorectal, breast, and lung cancer are the most frequently diagnosed cancers. This 45 year report shows detailed information on cancer incidence and mortality by site, gender and cancer trends over time compared to cancer patterns in US whites. Cancer incidence data are also presented by Tribal Health Regions in Alaska for leading cancers and cancer trends.

Current: 45 Year Cancer Report (PDF)

Archived: 40 Year Cancer Report (PDF)

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Contact Alaska Native Tumor Registry:

Phone: (907) 729-3949
Fax: (907) 729-4569