$1 Million Received for Cancer Initiative

Contact: Jill Holder

Photo of UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. and Congressman Hal Rogers
University of Kentucky President Lee Todd (left) and Kentucky Fifth District Representative Hal Rogers (right) look on at the Feb. 27 Marty Driesler Project announcement in Somerset. The project was named in honor of Marty Driesler, a former Chief of Staff of Hal Rogers.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, nationally known for its work and research in the field of cancer detection and treatment, will oversee application of a new health care initiative announced today by U.S. Representative Hal Rogers (KY-05). The initiative aims to increase survival rates for lethal cancers. Rogers obtained $1 million in federal funding to start the project, which serves the 29 counties in his 5th Congressional District.

For complete details click here for a PDF version of the Rogers news release.


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