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 in-person meeting will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort, KY. More details to come.

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.

Upcoming KCC Events


Passage of SB 89 means that all tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy, as well as cessation counseling, are covered by health insurance. Two working groups have emerged within KCC to discuss how to best reach providers, and the public, with this important message. The next conference calls will be scheduled soon.


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.


Our fall KCC "meeting" will be attendance at the Kentucky Association for Community Health Workers Annual Conference -- specifically, two afternoon sessions we helped coordinate on September 28th, from 2:15pm-4:30pm at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington.

  • Dr. Connie White, Senior Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and Co-Chair of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, will be speaking on Kentucky's Medicaid Waiver proposal from 2:15pm-3:15pm on Thursday, 9/28
  • Dr. Jean Edward, Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, will be speaking on Health Insurance Literacy from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Thursday, 9/28

While KCC partners are welcome and encouraged to register for the entire CHW conference (which is free of charge, and runs 9/28 a.m. thru 9/29 p.m.), you may also choose to simply join us for the two sessions mentioned above -- whatever your schedule permits!


October 3rd, from 9am – 4pm in Frankfort, KY. One-day 'mini-retreat' for our KCC Colon Cancer Committee to regroup and move forward! We will discuss "who is doing what," and explore the potential for collaborations in the coming year. For more information contact Katie.


KCC & their Lung Cancer Network are hosting the "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" on October 24th at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. Click here to register.