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Welcome to the Kentucky Cancer Consortium

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 55 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.

News

ACA and Cancer: Factsheet for Health Professionals

The KCC ACA & Cancer Team recently released a resource entitled "ACA and Cancer: Factsheet for Health Professionals". This document summarizes the many Cancer Prevention and Screening Benefits available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky (includes kynect).

Next Consortium Meeting

The next KCC meeting will be held Tuesday, October 14th from 11:45am - 3:00pm in Frankfort at Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Road. Team Meetings (Affordable Care Act and Cancer Control; Environmental Carcinogens; Cancer Patient Navigation) will be held from 10:45am - 11:45am in the same location.

Obesity and cancer infograph released

There is increasing evidence on the link between obesity and cancer. KCC has created a new infograph (PNG version here) for your use in educating Kentuckians as to this risk.

FALL FORUM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium and their partners are hosting the 2nd Kentucky Cancer Patient Navigators' Fall Forum, to be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Frankfort, KY at the Kentucky Historical Society. View the agenda and exhibitor information. Nursing, Social Work and CHES continuing education credits will be available. Attendance is free. Questions? Contact Katie Bathje at katie@kycancer.org.

Resource Plan released

In partnership with its member organizations, KCC recently released a Resource Plan to guide implementation of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan. Kentucky's Cancer Action Plan (CAP) serves as a blueprint for statewide coordination of cancer prevention and control efforts within our state. In order to implement the CAP and ensure its success, defining the resources needed is essential. The Resource Plan provides the best available estimates of the additional funding needed to reasonably implement the following CAP priority areas: Prevention and Early Detection of Lung, Colon, Breast and Cervical Cancers.

The Latest Cancer Control News Delivered to Your Cyber-Doorstep

KCC sends weekly e-mail updates, called "Wednesday's Word", which includes state and national cancer control news of interest. Read the latest issues. If you would like to be added to the email list, contact Katie Bathje.

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.