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Colorectal Cancers in Kentucky

March 11, 2021

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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