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Thomas C. Tucker, PhD, MPH

Cancer Center Member
Markey Research Programs:
    Cancer Prevention and Control

Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health

Research Focus

Population-based studies that address disparities in the burden of lung, colorectal and cervical cancer with a focus on Appalachia

Contact Information

MCC Cancer Control Program
2365 Harrodsburg Road
Suite A320
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
859-219-0773
tct@kcr.uky.edu

Key Publications

  1. Tucker TC, Huang B, Bennett JM, Durbin EB and Jones WF. The effect of insurance on stage at diagnosis for colorectal cancer patients in Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc 109:63-8, 2011.
  2. Dragun AE, Huang B, Tucker TC and Spanos WJ. Disparities in the application of adjuvant radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer: impact on overall survival. Cancer 117:2590-8, 2011.

Five Most Recent Publications (via PubMed, based on researcher's ID and University of Kentucky)

1.  Andrykowski MA, Steffens RF, Bush HM, Tucker TC
Disparities in mental health outcomes among lung cancer survivors associated with ruralness of residence.
Psychooncology. 2014 Apr; 4(23): 428-36.
2.  Gal TS, Tucker TC, Gangopadhyay A, Chen Z
A data recipient centered de-identification method to retain statistical attributes.
J Biomed Inform. 2014 Jan 10.
3.  Antwi S, Tucker TC, Coker AL, Fleming ST
Racial disparities in survival after diagnosis of prostate cancer in Kentucky, 2001-2010.
Am J Mens Health. 2013 Jul; 4(7): 306-16.
4.  Andrykowski MA, Steffens RF, Bush HM, Tucker TC
Reports of 'growth' in survivors of non-small cell lung cancer and healthy controls: what is the value-added by the cancer experience?
Psychooncology. 2013 Mar 15.
5.  Reiter PL, Fisher JL, Hudson AG, Tucker TC, Plascak JJ, Paskett ED
Assessing the burden of HPV-related cancers in Appalachia.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Jan; 1(9): 90-6.