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Cancer Clinical Trials: Benefits to Patients and Society

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

Guest: Dr. Zhonglin Hao,  Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer clinical trials are research studies to test the efficacy of treatments for various types of cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Hao shares the importance of clinical trials to the treatment of cancer and how we all benefit from those willing to participate in these research experiences.

For more information about clinical trials, visit:

www.NCCN.org

www.Clinicaltrials.gov

Clinical Trails at Markey Cancer Center

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Promoting Cancer Screening for Black Individuals

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

Guest: Dr. Adebola Adegboyega, RN, Assistant Professor, UK College of Nursing

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 30

There are health disparities among black and brown populations that are especially prevalent when we look at cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Bola Adegboyega, discusses the importance of early detection through cancer screenings.  She also discusses how social factors such as where some lives and works can impact their health.

For more information, visit:

Cancer Disparities Chartbook

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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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After the Cancer Diagnosis- Now What?

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

Guest: Jenny DeLap, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 26

If you have just gotten a cancer diagnosis, there are many questions probably swarming through your mind.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Jenny Delap from the Markey Cancer Center is going to talk about those questions.  She will share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter the important discussions people recently diagnosed with cancer need to have with their loved ones and with their oncology team.

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Talking with Children About Cancer

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

Guest: Joan Scales, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 25

Talking with children about a cancer diagnosis will rank among most difficult conversations.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Joan Scales from Markey Cancer Center explores the importance of communication.  She shares tips with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for making these discussions more natural and comfortable, even if not easy. 

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Sexual Health and Cancer

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

Guest: Amy Downs, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 24

When a person receives a cancer diagnosis, many questions swarm through their brain.  Your sexual health is an important discussion to pursue with your healthcare providers.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Amy Downs shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some questions that you will want to ask your doctor, as well as, some personal observations that you might want to make to share with your healthcare team so that they can better inform your care.

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Taking Care of Business: Advance Directives and Cancer

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

Guest: Raven Darko-Mensah, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 23

When you start talking about Advance Directives and Living Wills, people often shut down because they do not want to think about what they consider "end of life".  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Raven Darko-Mensah shares why these critical documents are simply part of the business of planning well and living life fully.  Join this conversation to learn why it is important to prepare these documents, no matter your life stage or health situation.

Click these link for additional resources:

Kentucky Living Will Document

City of Hope Advance Directives

American Cancer Society - Understanding Legal Matters

National Cancer Institute Advanced Directives

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Cancer and COVID-19

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

Guest: Dr. Frederick Ueland, Director Oncology Clinical Operations and Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Markey Cancer Center

 

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 22

 

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life, including how we receive medical care.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Fred Ueland shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter how medical care and oncology care specifically, has changed and will be forever changed and what aspects will return when life starts to take on a more normal appearance.

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Colorectal Cancers in Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Thomas Tucker, Director of Cancer Surveillance, Markey Cancer Center and Professor of Microbiology, Department of Epidemiology

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so it is a great time to talk to Dr. Thomas Tucker about Colorectal Cancer in Kentucky.  Join us as he shares the alarming statistics about where Kentucky ranks related to incidence of colorectal cancers and mortality rates, as well as the genetic factors that have impacted all of Kentucky but especially the Appalachian region.  He also discusses the importance of screening for early detection and how that relates to survival rates.

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 21

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Cancer Burden in Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Thomas Tucker, Director of Cancer Surveillance, Markey Cancer Center and Professor of Microbiology, Department of Epidemiology

Kentucky ranks high in the incidence of many types of cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Thomas Tucker shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the most prevalent types of cancer in Kentucky and how this effects our lives.

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 20

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