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02/16 Professor Heather Canavan had a practice of giving her students extra credit for using their knowledge to design products for real-world problems. She's also a breast cancer survivor and she used these experiences to launch Adaptive Biomedical Design with doctoral student Phong Nguyen in 2017.

The startup has brought together students and other potential inventors, including health care workers, to create inventions like a new way to prep for colonoscopies that incorporates boba tea.

Our guests are Elba Saavedra, program director with Comadre a Comadre, and Cathy Landavazo, a breast cancer survivor who is now a peer educator and navigator for other women.

Best Ways to Stay Breast Cancer Free

Oct 25, 2011

10/25 at 11am: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among Native American women over the age of 45. It is more common among Alaska Native women and northern and southern plains women than among Natives from other regions in the U.S.