Sad News Regarding Frances Ross

  • 1.  Sad News Regarding Frances Ross

    Posted 07-06-2022 09:12 AM

    Dear NAACCR Family,


    It is with a heavy heart that I convey the news that Frances passed away early yesterday evening following her struggle with cancer.  Her husband Ed shared the following,  "Frances was touched by your all's encouraging visits, letters , cards and texts – you might say even a little surprised and gleeful.  Remember her mettle and her smile."


    We knew this day would come, but it does not diminish our profound sense of loss and sadness.  As you know, Frances was a key force behind the establishment and success of the Kentucky Cancer Registry.  We can honor her legacy by continuing to support the very highest standards and commitment to quality in our registry work.


    The NAACCR community has been especially kind and generous to Frances and her family.  The Scholarship Fund far exceeded anyone's expectations and the outpouring of concern, love, prayers and encouragement has been impactful to Frances, Ed and Hannah (their daughter) and all of us at KCR.  We appreciate you so much.


    We will let you know of future arrangements.  In the meantime, communications to the family may be sent to:


    Ed Ross

    23 Sugar Hill Rd

    Versailles, KY  40383


    Take care,






    Eric B. Durbin, DrPH, MS
    Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
    Director, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility, Markey Cancer Center
    Director, Kentucky Cancer Registry


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