This summer, high school students from Appalachian Kentucky spent five weeks at UK gathering real-life experience in oncology training and research as part of the UK Markey Cancer Center's successful ACTION Program.
Aime Kunes decided to participate in a health research study because she wanted to learn more about the process of research. With a Ph.D. in psychology and a background in neurofeedback, she was planning to conduct her own research and felt it was important to understand the experience of a participant.
Could people in Eastern Kentucky, whose primary water sources have high levels of arsenic, take zinc to prevent cancer? Cancer epigeneticist Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf says her data points to this non-invasive fix.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently hosted their eighth annual “Meet the Researchers” Day. This event is a field trip given as a prize to two schools in the region who successfully raised more than $1,000 for the LLS’s Pennies for Patients campaign.
Jennifer Havens has spent the past decade studying the transmission of infectious disease and advocating for the expansion of harm reduction programs. That work entails understanding the link between two health burdens facing the nation, the opioid crisis and cancer.