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.

News

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Find out what events are happening in Kentucky near you, and check out KCC's new Lung Cancer In Kentucky Snapshot here.

Lung Cancer Stigma Webinar Series

Check out our recent webinars on lung cancer stigma. The first webinar from May 23, 2017 provides an overview of lung cancer stigma. The second webinar from August 30, 2017 focuses on several common scenarios and potential ways to discuss lung cancer without stigma. Many thanks to Dr. Jamie Studts, KY LEADS Collaborative, and Angela Criswell, Lung Cancer Alliance, for their leadership and presentations during these webinars.

KCC Summits

KCC and their partners hosted two Summits in 2017. The Kentucky Cancer Summit was held in March in Louisville. Download presentations and resources from the Summit here. The "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" was held in October in Frankfort. Download presentations from that statewide event here.

KCC's Lung Cancer Communication Toolkit

Check out the KCC Lung Cancer Network's Communication Toolkit released on November 3, 2017. Please use it within your organizations and share it with your partners.

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)

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.