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Researcher to speak about cervical cancer disparities in Appalachia

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 WHAT: “A Multi-Level Model to address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia,” part of the

West Virginia University School of Public Health 2019-2020 Dean’s Colloquium Series

WHO: Electra Paskett, the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and Director, Division of Cancer Prevention & Control, The Ohio State University

WHEN: Friday (Nov. 1), 10 -11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Okey Patteson Auditorium, 1 Medical Center Dr., #1000, Morgantown

NOTES: Cervical cancer rates are higher among women in Appalachia due to a variety of factors ranging from health policy to biology. Paskett’s research focuses on how healthcare interventions at the individual, physician, clinic, organization and community levels can impact cancer prevention, detection and treatment among underserved populations, including rural Appalachia. Her more than 300 research publications showcase her work in intervention research directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues.

The event is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available online for those who cannot attend

Read more about Paskett’s appearance at WVU



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