The Appalachian region faces an enormous challenge. Kentucky, and specifically the Appalachian area of the state, has both the highest incidence of cancer and the highest cancer mortality rate in the country. Factors such as obesity, smoking and poor access to health care in rural regions have made the challenge of combating cancer even more daunting.
Although our challenges are significant, so too are our efforts to fight the disease.
The 2015 UK Markey Cancer Center annual report chronicles the ways we’re helping lessen the toll cancer takes on patients and their families.
View the full Markey Cancer Center Annual Report here.