Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country

The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center is located at the Trans-Pacific Trade Center in Fife, Washington. Photo from Puyallup Tribe

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington will open the doors to the Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center on April 13.

The tribe acquired the Seattle Cancer Treatment & Wellness Center and moved operations to the Trans-Pacific Trade Center on its reservation. The non-profit clinic will provide a range of treatments options, both conventional and traditional.

"It's not to make money, it's to save lives, and that's what we're going to do," Chairman Bill Sterud told KING 5 News.

Cancer is the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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