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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

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.

Recent Publications

(five most recent publications via an automated list from PubMed, based on researcher’s ID and the University of Kentucky)
  1. Andrykowski MA, Steffens RF, Bush HM, Tucker TC.
    Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment as a Traumatic Stressor in DSM-IV and DSM-5: Prevalence and Relationship to Mental Health Outcomes.
    J Trauma Stress. 2015 Jun;28(3):206-13.
  2. Allemani C, Weir HK, Carreira H, Harewood R, Spika D, Wang XS, Bannon F, Ahn JV, Johnson CJ, Bonaventure A, Marcos-Gragera R, Stiller C, Azevedo e Silva G, Chen WQ, Ogunbiyi OJ, Rachet B, Soeberg MJ, You H, Matsuda T, Bielska-Lasota M, Storm H, Tucker TC, Coleman MP.
    Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2).
    Lancet. 2015 Mar 14;385(9972):977-1010.
  3. Schoenberg NE, Huang B, Seshadri S, Tucker TC.
    Trends in cigarette smoking and obesity in Appalachian Kentucky.
    South Med J. 2015 Mar;108(3):170-7.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.