On Thursday, April 24, 2003, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter awarded a major grant to local social scientist Dr. Bruce Minore, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research in partnership with Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute and Northern Ontario Breast Screening Program for A Research Study on Breast Screening and Northern Ontario Aboriginal Women.
The presentation was held at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institutes 107 Johnson Ave. office in Thunder Bay.
The study will focus on the perceptions and decisions about breast screening among Northern Ontario Aboriginal women and will record the knowledge, understanding, beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer held by women in the age groups of highest risk. Ten of the 32 remote communities that have had access to mammograms through the Ontario Breast Screening Program every two years will participate in the study.
Pictures of the presentaion can be viewed at http://photos.knet.ca/albun23