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American Cancer Society Honors
UK Cancer Fighter

By Jill Holder

 

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Wyatt served as a United States Public Health Officer for two decades and was chief of the National Service Corps Primary Care Program. He is known for creating innovative cancer control programs at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wyatt also is a key figure in the founding of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2002) -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) has presented its 2002 Distinguished Service Award to Stephen Wyatt, D.M.D., associate director for Cancer Control at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. The award recognizes remarkable individuals in the cancer field each year.

Wyatt served as a United States Public Health Officer for two decades and was chief of the National Service Corps Primary Care Program. He is known for creating innovative cancer control programs at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wyatt also is a key figure in the founding of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.

Wyatt began his volunteer service with ACS in 1990 and currently serves on the Mid-South Division Board of Directors. The Mid-South Division includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

ACS is the nation's leading voluntary health agency dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through prevention, saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service.

For more information about cancer, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society Web site. Comprehensive cancer incidence rates for Kentucky are available on the Kentucky Cancer Registry's new Web site. The KCR is the official source for Kentucky cancer incidence statistics.


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