CONVO: KY Cancer — Opportunities From Disparities


CONVO: KY Cancer — Opportunities From Disparities

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 06 Sep 2017
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Date(s) - 09/06/2017
7:30 pm

Young Hall - Auditorium (Room 113)


Cancer in Kentucky — From Disparities Come Great Opportunities
Dr. Nathan Vanderford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology; Assistant Director for Research at Markey Cancer Center; Director of Administration at the Center for Cancer and Metabolism, and Assistant Dean for Academic Development at the College of Medicine at University of Kentucky is the featured speaker. Kentucky has the highest all-site cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States with the highest burden of cancer localized to the Appalachian region of the state. Residents of Appalachian Kentucky also experience other health, socioeconomic, and education disparities, which may contribute to the high cancer burden in the region. This convocation will provide an overview of the cancer burden in Kentucky and highlight ongoing research and outreach/education activities being conducted at the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center that are meant to address and eventually decrease the cancer burden in the Commonwealth.