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Hope Scarves’ Colors of Courage Touching Women Around the World

“Kentucky is number one in cancer related deaths.” — Jason Chesney, MD

LOUISVILLE At “Colors of Courage,” the annual fundraising event for the Louisville based non-profit Hope Scarves, Jason Chesney, MD, PhD, said, “Kentucky is ground zero for cancer. We have the highest death rates in the country. One in two women and one in three men will get cancer in their lifetime, but we have proven that we can fight cancer and win.”

As director of the University of Louisville’s (UofL) James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Chesney oversees patient care, outreach, and education and clinical research. Current clinical trials at the UofL Brown Cancer Center include melanoma, cervical cancer, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILS) for lung, head, and neck. Melanoma is the number one cause of can cer-related deaths of women in their 20’s.

Additionally, coming soon to the UofL Brown Cancer Center will be clinical trials using genetically-modified T-cells for leukemia and multiple myeloma. More information on active clinical trials for cancer is available at or (502)-562-HOPE (4673).