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Rubio previously served as Director the Appalachia Cancer Network and was Acting Director for Community Programs at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2005) -- Angel Rubio, Principal Investigator for the federally funded Appalachian Cervical Cancer Outreach Demonstration Project at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Governing Board of the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC).
The ICC is the largest multicultural health policy organization in the country. It promotes policies, programs, partnerships and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations.
“The ICC works to increase the access of all Americans, particularly minorities and the medically underserved, to the health-care system,” Rubio said. “It encourages the development of new educational programs to counteract fatalism and fear, and to replace denial and ignorance with knowledge about how to prevent and prevail over cancer.”
The ICC was begun in 1995 by Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kellogg Company, Howard University Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It is based at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex.
Rubio has been at UK since 1986. He previously served as Director the Appalachia Cancer Network and was Acting Director for Community Programs at the UK Markey Cancer Center. He has a master’s degree in applied sociology from UK.