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Precision Medicine

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Jill Kolesar, Director, Precision Medicine Center, Markey Cancer Center and Professor of Pharmacy

Historically, cancer treatment has been offered through one-size-fits-all therapies based on the average person. On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jill Kolesar shares how that is changing as we learn more about cancer and why it occurs.  She discusses how precision medicine, treatment that takes into account each patient’s individual genetics, environment and lifestyle to find a tailored therapy that works for their specific cancer, is changing cancer care in Kentucky.

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Unraveling the Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Pamela Hull, Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact, Markey Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine

Everyone has a story. And in Kentucky, it is likely that you know at least one person whose story involves cancer – whether you are living with the disease yourself or supporting a friend or loved one through their cancer journey.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Pam Hull shares about the recent Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment. The Assessment will help us understand why cancer is so prevalent in Kentucky and steps we can take to change the cancer rates trajectory.  She also shares some positive news about Kentucky health factors.

To explore the KY Cancer Needs Assessment, click the link below:

Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

For more information:

Kentucky Cancer Consortium

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Cancer Care Close to Home - the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Dr. Timothy Mullett, Medical Director and Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Ms. Cheri Tolle, Deputy Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN)

Community hospitals collaborate with the UK Markey Cancer Center to allow patients to stay close to home for high quality cancer care. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Tim Mullett and Cheri Tolle from the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) share how everyone (from the patients and families, to the healthcare providers, to Markey Cancer Center, up to the community) benefits from MCCAN.  They explain why the NCI cancer center designation is important and how high quality care is defined in communities.

For more information about MCCAN visit:

Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

MCCAN Annual Report

 

 

 

Recurrence Anxiety

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Bethany Giles, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer Conversations Episode 34

Whether it is you or a loved one who has had cancer, there may be some recurrence anxiety.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Bethany Giles shares some ways to cope with the anxious feelings that many experience concerning the recurrence of cancer.  She also share what you should do if your cancer does recur.

Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS is a partnership project between Family and Consumer Sciences Extension and the Markey Cancer Center.

For more information:

Understanding Recurrence - American Cancer Society

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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia - The Students’ Perspectives

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, ACTION Program student participants

 

Cancer Conversations Episode 33

Kentucky has the highest rate of new cancer cases and deaths in the nation, with the greatest burden of the disease being in the Appalachian region. High risk behaviors, poverty, low healthcare access and engagement, and other factors drive these high rates.  This month on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about his second edition book The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia, a collection of essays written by students who have been personally affected by cancer and also live in the region.  We visit with two of these students, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, as they share about their experience participating in the ACTION program and writing for the book.

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Listen to:

Karlee's Story Just A Disease

Michael's Story A Continuous War

 

For more information about :

Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program

 

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The Elephant in the Room: Interacting with People Living with Cancer

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Sheila Fawbush, Shelby County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

Cancer Conversations Episode 32

On this special edition of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, we visit with Sheila Fawbush, a cancer survivor, and Dr. Amy Kostelic, who address the "elephant in the room."  They share insight into how to care for and communicate with those living with cancer.  With light and humor, their tips for compassionate and assertive concern while dealing with the realities of everyday life, will benefit everyone in this situation.

For more information:

Markey Cancer Center

Kentucky Cancer Statistics

Cancer and Spirituality

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Rev. Diana Hultgren, M. Div. Board Certified Chaplain, Oncology Chaplain, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 29

Our spirituality effects every piece our lives and when we have a chronic disease, how we process the diagnosis, prognosis or even respond to treatment can be impacted by our spirit.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations Reverend Diana Hultgren shares important tips to consider for those living with cancer.  She shares questions that you might want to think about for yourself and how you can answer them or discuss with a trusted advisor, partner or faith leader.

For more information, visit:

Spiritual Health

Surviving Cancer

Spiritual Support When You Have Cancer

 

Prioritizing Your Mental Health After A Cancer Diagnosis

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 13, Season 4

Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary and sometimes the last thing we think about is our own mental health.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Kerri Ashurst discusses the importance of prioritizing your mental health after receiving that diagnosis so that you can handle all the other issues that surround caring for your physical health.

 

Summer Health Experience in Oncology

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 28

Dr. Nathan Vanderford joins Dr. Jennifer Hunter on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS as they discuss The S.H.E. in Oncology program.  SHE specifically targeted young women with an interest in science and medicine, who identify as underrepresented in the sciences (i.e., racial or ethnic minority, low income, first-generation college-bound, and/or living with a disability). 

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 27

Blood Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness of the types of cancer that affect the vascular system.  Due to a technical issue our friends at Markey were not able to join us this month, but our own Dr. Natalie Jones, is joining the podcast to provide education about these types of cancer.

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