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UK receives cancer grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has received a
continuation of a federal grant to help prevent certain cancers
among people who live in southeastern Kentucky.

The funds, administered through the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, will provide between $800,000 and $1
million annually for the next five years.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the program funds health
care workers who try to prevent cancers in rural areas by urging
people to use more vaccines and change lifestyles that can cause
some cancers. Prevention of cervical cancer is a priority.

Associate health behavior professor Dr. Richard Crosby said
another goal is to try to diagnose cancers before they become too
advanced to treat.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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