Native American Women: Child Abuse, Prostitution, Trauma, Medical Problems

By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D. An article from 2011 highlighting the plight of Native American women in Minnesota who were prostitutes reveals the ugly side of prostitution. The abuse these women endure leaves with them PTSD, brain damage, and drug addictions (1). Cancer InCytes focuses on the healthcare needs of disadvantaged populations in order to raise awareness, … Read more

When School’s Out, Hungry Kids Miss their Meals

By: Mariel Matze For many American children, summer is about barbecues, corn on the cob, watermelon, and drippy ice cream cones. For others, it’s about hunger. During the school year, children from low-income families qualify for federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and sometimes the School Breakfast Program through their public schools. Under these programs, a … Read more


By: Arun Kumar Acharya, Ph.D. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries. Since the United Nation’s Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons was signed into law in 2001 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed in 2000, much research has been conducted around the world.  According to the U.S. … Read more

SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN: How Homelessness Can Lead to Psychosis

By Maryellen Hess CameronCancer InCytes MagazineVolume 3, Issue 1, Summer 2014 Sleeping under a bridge. Sleeping on a park bench. Sleeping in a car. These images spring to mind when someone talks about homelessness because these are common places for the homeless. The misnomer is in the word “sleeping.” While homeless people may catch a … Read more

Calling Experts and Survivors: Help Develop a Sex Trafficking Healthcare Provider Educational Program

By Cathy Miller, R.N., Ph.D.c. Incomprehensible stories of child sex trafficking (CST) proliferate in media headlines. Public awareness has steadily risen over the past decade, prompting calls for action against perpetrators who sexually victimize children and adolescents for financial gain.  CST has been recognized as a new pandemic as well as a public health and economic … Read more