Cancer Study to Focus on Three Kentucky Counties

Bowling Green – Pulaski, Laurel, and Whitley counties
have some of the highest esophageal cancer
rates in the United States. To help
learn more about the disease,and its
possible link with acid reflux disease,
a new study will be conducted in the
The University of Kentucky's Markey
Cancer Center will oversee the project,
which will be led by Dr. Nicholas Nickl,
a Professor of Medicine at the UK
College of Medicine. Local health care
providers and public health authorities
will cooperate with the effort.

The study is named in honor of
Marty Driesler, who died after a
three year battle with cancer.
Driesler was the former Chief of
Staff for U-S Congressman Hal Rogers
of Somerset.