University of Kentucky


Cancer Action Plan

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. It was completely revised, based on updated data, in 2005. Since that time, the CAP has been revised on a "rolling" basis, section by section, at quarterly Consortium meetings. By addressing the Plan as a group on an ongoing topical basis, the CAP remains data relevant, timely and at the forefront of all we do.

Building Blocks of Comprehensive Cancer Control

CAP Roadmap

  • Enhance infrastructure necessary to manage and support CCC efforts.
  • Mobilize support by improving the use of existing resources for cancer programming and increasing the level of support available.
  • Perform research to guide decision making and determine priorities.
  • Build partnerships to increase awareness and involvement of partners from different disciplines and sectors including doctors, public health personnel, non-profit organizations, insurance companies, businesses, cancer survivors, government agencies, colleges and universities, and advocates.
  • Assess and address the cancer burden to reduce illness and death from cancer and disparities among population groups.
  • Evaluate outcomes associated with CCC planning and implementation.