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Cancer Conversations

family and consumer sciences

In honor of National Cancer Research Month, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the UK Markey Cancer Center have teamed up for “Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS,” a weekly podcast special edition series focused on various cancer topics throughout May.

The special edition series will air via the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Talking FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) podcast, hosted by Jennifer Hunter, UK assistant director for family and consumer science extension. Nathan Vanderford, Markey’s assistant director for research, joins Hunter as the UK featured expert for all five episodes of Cancer Conversations.

Check back here each Thursday afternoon as new episodes of the show are published below!

  • Episodes

    Episode 1: Cancer in Kentucky

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    Kentucky tops the list for cancer and cancer related deaths. May is Cancer Research Awareness Month and throughout the month, we will be talking about cancer. Dr. Vanderford from the Markey Cancer Center will be breaking down the research, the statistics, what can be done to combat cancer and what the Markey Cancer Center is doing in Kentucky communities to raise awareness and educate the people of the Commonwealth.

    Episode 2: Reducing Your Cancer Risk

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    Reducing your cancer risk is in your hands. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Nathan Vanderford sits town with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss the steps that we can take today to reduce our cancer risk. They talk about the prevalence of cancer in Kentucky and explore the reasons why people in our state are so cancer prone.

    Episode 3: Research at the UK Markey Cancer Center

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    There is cancer research occurring every day at the UK Markey Cancer Center and across the Commonwealth. On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Drs. Jennifer Hunter and Nathan Vanderford discuss cancer research and its impact on Kentuckians.