Samuel Towne, Jr, PhD, MPH, CPH

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 407.823.2359

Texas A&M University
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266

Publications - (9)



  • Cancer Mortality in Rural America: 1999-2016
    Policy Brief
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2018
    This policy brief details the differences in mortality from cancer at various levels of rurality in America. The primary aim of this study was to understand the scope of cancer mortality in urban and rural areas of the U.S. Common cancer types—breast, cervical, lung, prostate, and colon—were analyzed over an 18-year period from 1999-2016.