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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take Action edited by Nathan L. Vanderford, Lauren Hudson, and Chris Prichard. ,

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Kentucky has more cancer cases, 26,000 a year, and more deaths, 10,000 per year, than any other state, and Eastern Kentucky, has a much higher rate of cases and deaths than the rest of the state! For this book, the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky invited 20 high school students and 5 college undergraduates to write an essay of about two thousand words first introducing themselves, and then telling about their personal experience with cancer, why they think cancer affects their area so harshly, and what can be done to ameliorate its impact.

Lexington: Kentucky Publishing Services/University Press of Kentucky, 2020. 146 pages with photos. Trade paperback, $19.95.