Welcome to the Kentucky Cancer Consortium
Last chance to register for the Kentucky Cancer Summit, March 1-2, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY. Registration closes Friday, February 24th.
- Pre-Summit Workshops include the option of a Cancer and Careers Training or Tackling Lung Cancer Policy in Kentucky: A Strategy Workshop
- Overall Summit will focus on understanding and applying current evidence-based cancer screenings and will feature Dr. Otis Brawley from the American Cancer Society and Dr. Thelma Hurd from the HDEART Consortium.
- Click here for more information.
The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is Kentucky's statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition and is designated as the bonafide agent by the Kentucky Department for Public Health to receive the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of 65 state, tribal and territorial programs. KCC is comprised of more than 70 Kentucky organizations committed to reducing the significant cancer burden in our state. Cancer is too big and complex a problem for any one group to address efficiently. Comprehensive Cancer Control offers the power of collaboration as a key approach to reducing cancer
The KCC is charged with maintaining Kentucky's Cancer Action Plan, which outlines goals and strategies for cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and quality of life. KCC efforts are focused on cancer-related issues that are shared by the entire state. Regional comprehensive cancer control efforts are coordinated by the Kentucky Cancer Program.
The Consortium provides a common forum for like-minded organizations to take collective action. Members assess changing cancer control needs, set priorities and share resources and knowledge with one another. Ultimately, Consortium members do more together than they ever could by working on their own.
Explore this site to learn more about the cancer control effort currently underway in Kentucky and how YOU can be a part of it.
The Kentucky Cancer Consortium hosted a webinar in January highlighting radon and lung cancer.
The slides from the presentation are now available: KCC, KARP, and KDPH Joint Presentation; and the BREATHE, Radon Policy Research Program and UK College of Nursing Program Joint Presentation.
Kentucky Cancer Consortium Member Evaluation
Check out our KCC Member Evaluation Summary from 2015-2016. This provides an overview of recommended priorities and next steps for KCC.
KCC's Lung Cancer Communication Toolkit
Check out the KCC Lung Cancer Network's Communication Toolkit released on October 27, 2016. Please use it within your organizations and share it with your partners.
New Tools for Caregivers
KCC's ACA and Cancer Team has recently developed new tools that are designed to support caregivers of those with cancer in finding answers on where to get help in paying for cancer treatment and care for their loved ones.
Kentucky "State of the State" Cancer Control Data Webinar
The Burden of Cancer in Kentucky (2000 - 2013)
Next KCC Meeting
The next KCC meeting will be held:
Date/Time: Monday, November 14th, 2016, from 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Hot Topic: Palliative Care Policy
Location: Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601
ACA and Cancer New and Updated Documents
ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Detallada en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Básica en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Español (Spanish) - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Basic Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Detailed Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Health Professionals Version - Updated November 10, 2016
Pathfinders: The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP)
BOTH KCP-East & KCP-West-has launched an easy-to-use online tool with the capacity to search for cancer resources in local communities, counties, the state, & across the nation. For more information about Pathfinder and the Kentucky Cancer Program visit Kentucky Cancer Program, or contact the KCP Regional Cancer Control Specialist serving that area.
Nutrition, Physical Activity, Excess Weight/Obesity and Cancer Risk
Foundation Aims to Fund Cancer Services
The Kentucky Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that all Kentucky citizens have access to life-saving preventative and early detection cancer services, regardless of their financial situation. Their work supports the priorities of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan and Resource Plan.