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Tag: cancer disparities

We’re Handing Out Cigarettes

That's right, cigarettes. We're replacing people's cigarettes with ... more cigarettes. But there's a good reason. As I told you about earlier, Aaron Yao, PhD, of our Department of Public Health Sciences and the UVA Cancer Center, is on a crusade against cancer in Appalachia. Smoking rates there remain terribly…

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Aaron Yao’s Crusade Against Cancer

This is Nengliang "Aaron" Yao, PhD. He's from China, originally, and is the first in his family to go to college. He's been researching cancer disparities in Appalachia, and he's come to the alarming conclusion that when it comes to cancer, the people in rural China have it better than…