The cancer death rate in Kentucky has gone down by more than a third
The cancer death rate in Kentucky has gone down by more than a third "at least in part because of the work we're doing," said Dr. Don Miller, James Graham Brown Cancer Center Director.

Cancer survivors old and young were celebrated last week at an annual event hosted by the University of Louisville and KentuckyOne Health. The event is held prior to before the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade. 

The cancer death rate in Kentucky has gone down by more than a third “at least in part because of the work we’re doing,” said Dr. Don Miller, James Graham Brown Cancer Center Director. 

Dr. Jason Chesney from the JGBCC predicts we’ll see a 25-percent reduction in cancer-related deaths in the next 5 years.

“I want the Brown Cancer Center and University of Louisville to lead that effort,” he said.

Check out more from the celebration in the video below. More photos are also available here

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Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.