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Montana and Wyoming tribes host first summit to discuss cancer

The Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council is holding its first summit on cancer this week.

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Native Americans older than 45, The Great Falls Tribune reported. Native Americans also have lower cancer survival rates than the general population.

"We can do better, and we will do better," Dr. Delf Schmidt-Grimminger said at the summit, the paper reported.

Tribal leaders hope to make the summit an annual event.

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