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 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.
Next KCC Meeting
The next KCC meeting will be held:
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 12pm-3:00pm
Location: Frankfort, KY, Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Road
Team Meetings: The following Team Meetings will be held 10:45am-11:45am in the same location:
- Affordable Care Act and Cancer Control
- Kentucky Cancer Patient Navigation Network
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Every year, about 27,000 women and men in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccination could prevent the majority of these cancers from ever developing.
ACA and Cancer New and Updated Documents
ACA and Cancer Detailed Public Version - Updated May 2015
ACA and Cancer Health Professionals Version - Updated June 2015
Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Resources Guide Updated
Just released from the CDC and ACS: The Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Resources Guide. Look at page 26 for a min recorded webinar on Developing a Policy Agenda featuring Jennifer Knight and Kristian Wagner
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.