University of Kentucky


Lung Cancer Network

We believe every Kentuckian can be free from tobacco-related disease.
We believe in protecting all Kentuckians from secondhand smoke and radon.
We believe lung cancer screening can save lives.
We believe in a Kentucky without lung cancer.

For more information on the Lung Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Network, contact KCC Co-Investigator Dr. Jennifer Redmond Knight.

Our next meeting is Monday, June 19th from 11 am - 1 pm EST focused on implementation of new tobacco treatment legislation (SB89) at the Foundation for a Healthy KY Offices, 1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100, Louisville, KY 40223. Please email Jennifer Knight for more information and to RSVP.

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium Lung Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Network provides a forum for coordination and collaboration to impact lung cancer in Kentucky. This Network is focusing on reducing environmental risk (radon and secondhandsmoke), reducing smoking and increasing the percentage of Kentuckians at high risk for lung cancer who are detected at an early stage. The first initiative of this network was to develop clear, unified messages on these areas of lung cancer prevention and early detection to educate the public, community leaders, healthcare professionals, healthcare system leaders and policymakers regarding lung cancer prevention and early detection. We are currently focused on supporting implementation of new tobacco treatment legislation as well as working together on other tobacco policy, system and environmental changes.

News

Next KCC Lung Cancer Network meeting

Monday, June 19th from 11 am - 1 pm EST at the Foundation for a Healthy KY Offices, 1640 Lyndon Farm Ct., #100, Louisville, KY 40223. Please email Jennifer Knight for more information and to RSVP.

Lung Cancer Stigma: Changing the Conversation Around a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Join us as we recognize the impact of stigma on lung cancer survivors and their loved ones and discuss strategies for dealing with stigma.

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30 pm EST

To Register: http://j.mp/2qEQ4hY

Key Speakers: Jamie Studts, PhD(KY LEADS) & Angela Criswell, MA (Lung Cancer Alliance)

Webinar Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/440274841

Next KCC Meeting

The next KCC meeting will be held:

Date/time: Tuesday, July 11th 1-2:30 pm EST
Topic: What did Dr. Brawley just say? The Role of Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening.
Location: Webinar, exact details to come

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.