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Kara Hagan, MS, CN, PA-S of Loretto and Dr. Andrew Wyant investigated the epidemiological differences related to breast cancer subtypes among women diagnosed with breast cancer in Kentucky. Their research study found significant disparities exist related to the progression of breast cancer diagnosis to mortality with the most notable difference seen in the triple-negative breast cancer subtype among women with breast cancer living in the Appalachian and Non-Appalachian regions of Kentucky.
Her research poster was selected by the members of the Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistant’s Editorial Board at the 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistant’s (AAPA) annual conference last week in Washington, DC.
“Breast Cancer Prevalence and Mortality among Kentucky Women defined by Tumor Receptor Subtypes, 2009-2011.”
Other schools represented at the conference included Duke University, University of Texas, Emory University, Yale University, New York Institute of Technology, Auburn University, East Caroline University, Methodist University, Duquesne University, University of Saint Francis, Grand Valley State University, Seton Hall University, Quinnipiac University and a few others.
Hagan is a member of the UKPAS Class of 2014. She graduated from UK in 2011 with a master of science in dietetic administration and bachelor of science in dietetics in 2010. She’s a 2005 graduate of Marion County High School, and the daughter of Lora Hagan-Jones, Tim Leake and Kerri Leake.