Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) focuses on multi-regional and state-level efforts in cancer control. KCC is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) is a state-funded, university-affiliated, and community-based regional cancer control program, whose efforts are focused on the regional and local level.

KCP operates through a network of 13 regional offices staffed by cancer control specialists who provide leadership on cancer prevention and control initiatives for all of Kentucky's 120 counties. KCP works closely with the Kentucky Cancer Registry and 15 District Cancer Councils across the state to analyze local cancer data, identify and prioritize the community's cancer needs, and develop interventions/solutions. KCP is jointly administered by the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center and the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The partnership between the two major academic institutions enables KCP activities to be based on science, driven by the latest and most accurate cancer data, and interwoven with research efforts.

KCC and KCP work in collaboration to coordinate and implement the Cancer Action Plan.

Cancer Action Plan

CAP Roadmap

The Kentucky Cancer Action Plan (CAP) is the state's comprehensive cancer control plan to reduce our burden of cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is charged with implementing the CAP. The Plan is a blueprint for action that addresses four key areas of the cancer continuum: prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. Each section contains major goals, objectives, and suggested strategies.

In 1999, the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the American Cancer Society developed the plan with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first Kentucky Cancer Action Plan was completed in 2001. Revisions are made as needed. The Plan's last complete revision was approved by the Consortium in 2005.

Download the entire plan, or just one of the sections: prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and care, or quality of life.