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ACTION: Cancer In Kentucky - Student Oral History Project

Project Summary

Kentucky ranks first in the nation in overall cancer incidence and mortality rates and the highest burden of the disease occurs in the eastern part of the state, specifically in the 54 counties that are Appalachian Region. The Appalachian Career Training In Oncology (ACTION) Program prepares high school and undergraduate students from the University of Kentucky to pursue oncology careers and to engage the community in ways that will enhance cancer education. As part of the ACTION Program and in the spirit of community engagement, ACTION students are conducting an oral history project to document stories about how cancer affects their families and communities. (Statistics current in 2020)

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Interviews in this Project (1 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 2020oh0115_actionf0004
Interviewer: Michael Buoncristiani
Restrictions: No Restrictions