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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia

Kentucky Students Take Action

Nathan L. Vanderford (Editor), Lauren Hudson (Editor), Chris Prichard (Editor)

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Description

Kentucky has more cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than any other state in the nation, and most of these cases are concentrated in the fifty-four counties that constitute the Appalachian region of the commonwealth. These high rankings can be attributed to factors such as elevated smoking rates, unhealthy eating habits, lower levels of education, and limited access to health care. However, what the facts cannot convey on their own is just how life-changing cancer can be -- something.

Kentucky Publishing Services, 9781950690039, 146pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020



About the Author

Nathan L. Vanderford is assistant professor of toxicology and cancer biology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He holds several administrative positions at the University of Kentucky, including director of administration at the Center for Cancer and Metabolism, assistant director for research at the Markey Cancer Center, and director of the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program.Lauren Hudson is a former resident adviser for the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) residential summer program and is involved in cancer research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. She is coauthor of the Students Leading America series and author of the Ascension series.Chris Prichard is program coordinator for the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.