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Kentucky: Unlocking the Potential of Population-based Cancer Registries

A new article from researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health describes the benefit of population-based cancer registries to advancing cancer research, along with advances in data collection and analysis since the establishment of the first registries via the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Thomas C. Tucker, professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the UK Markey Cancer Center is the first author of “Unlocking the potential of population‐based cancer registries“, published in Cancer. Co-authors are Dr. Eric Durbin, director of the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) and assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the UK College of Medicine; Dr. Jaclyn McDowell, adjunct faculty in the College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and cancer epidemiologist at the Kentucky Cancer Registry, and Dr. Bin Huang, associate professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health.

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