Childhood cancer rates in Kentucky appear to be higher than the national rates for several cancer types. The UK Markey Cancer Center provides leading care to children in Kentucky, identifying new mechanisms causing these cancers and developing new treatment modalities.
Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about its role in preventing obesity.
Junior Lauren Hudson’s passion for research started her freshman year, when Nathan Vanderford, the assistant director for research in the UK Markey Cancer Center, reached out to her about participating in his research program.
University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare experts will be featured in a three-part series by Kentucky Educational TV (KET) that examines the causes, impact and new developments in the treatment of lung disease in Kentucky.