Brenda C. Kluhsman, PhD, MSSDepartment of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA; Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Hershey, PA
Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS, Betsy Aumiller, MEd, DEd, Brenda C. Kluhsman, PhD, MSS, Marcyann Bencivenga, BA, Christopher Louis, MHA, PhD(c), Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH, E. D. Paskett, PhD, MSHP, Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH
June 2013 Vol 4, No 3
Encompassing 420 counties in 13 states from southern New York to northern Mississippi, Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate, a low educational level, a high rate of uninsurance or underinsurance, and limited access to healthcare. All pose substantial barriers to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment and are associated with increased cancer mortality.
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