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Thomas C. Tucker, PhD, MPH

Cancer Center Member
Markey Research Programs:
    Cancer Prevention and Control

Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health

Research Focus

Population-based studies that address disparities in the burden of lung, colorectal and cervical cancer with a focus on Appalachia

Contact Information

MCC Cancer Control Program
2365 Harrodsburg Road
Suite A320
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
859-219-0773
tct@kcr.uky.edu

Key Publications

  1. Tucker TC, Huang B, Bennett JM, Durbin EB and Jones WF. The effect of insurance on stage at diagnosis for colorectal cancer patients in Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc 109:63-8, 2011.
  2. Dragun AE, Huang B, Tucker TC and Spanos WJ. Disparities in the application of adjuvant radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer: impact on overall survival. Cancer 117:2590-8, 2011.

Five Most Recent Publications (an automated list via PubMed, based on researcher's ID and University of Kentucky)

1.  Gal TS, Tucker TC, Gangopadhyay A, Chen Z.
A data recipient centered de-identification method to retain statistical attributes.
J Biomed Inform. 2014 Aug;50:32-45.
2.  Andrykowski MA, Steffens RF, Bush HM, Tucker TC.
Disparities in mental health outcomes among lung cancer survivors associated with ruralness of residence.
Psychooncology. 2014 Apr;23(4):428-36.
3.  Antwi S, Tucker TC, Coker AL, Fleming ST.
Racial disparities in survival after diagnosis of prostate cancer in Kentucky, 2001-2010.
Am J Mens Health. 2013 Jul;7(4):306-16.
4.  Andrykowski MA, Steffens RF, Bush HM, Tucker TC.
Reports of 'growth' in survivors of non-small cell lung cancer and healthy controls: what is the value-added by the cancer experience?
Psychooncology. 2013 Mar.
5.  Reiter PL, Fisher JL, Hudson AG, Tucker TC, Plascak JJ, Paskett ED.
Assessing the burden of HPV-related cancers in Appalachia.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Jan;9(1):90-6.