KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting – May 12, 2022

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Thank you for attending the KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting and many thanks to those who presented their good work.  It is amazing to see the progress Kentucky is making to reduce the burden of lung cancer through partner collaboration. 

We heard a several themes throughout the meeting that can help guide our future work together:

  • take a comprehensive approach that expands across the cancer continuum
  • create equitable access to services that improve outcomes and quality of life
  • ensure high quality lung cancer screening programs that leads eligible patients to a screening, enhances patient adherence and retention
  • continue to collaborate and coordinate efforts

Check out our infographic:

KCC Lung Cancer Network and Kentucky LEADS Collaborative celebrate success in lung cancer screening in Kentucky

Next steps:

  • Kristy Young, ACS CAN – Tobacco funding – considering meeting with the Governor’s office and welcomes other advocates to join her
  • Shannon Baker, American Lung Association – The single most important and exciting thing that has happened in tobacco control in years is FDA’s recent announcement of proposed rules to remove menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars from the market.  I suggest that each of us who can, support the proposed rules and share this ask far and wide. If it’s helpful, please voice your support HERE.
  • Clarify HB 77 Radon – what that means for the radon program, funding, etc.
  • Follow up on telehealth questions
  • Angela Criswell, Go2Foundation – Consider possible advocacy for regulatory change in KY to lung cancer screening coverage in commercial policies regarding site of service restrictions
  • Clarify HB 219 Lung Cancer Advisory Committee – opportunity for KCC to recommend individuals for appointments.  KDPH will reach out to the advisory committee members named in the legislation in establishing first planning meetings

Click here for list of resources mentioned throughout the meeting

KCC’s Colon Cancer Network Meeting – April 2022

During the  April 2022 KCC Colon Cancer Screening Network Meeting, Todd Burus, UK Community Impact Office and Sarojini Kanotra, KDPH KY BRFS Program discussed KY’s colon cancer screening data and the gaps in data.  We also heard updates from Aaron Kruse-Diehr, UK College of Public Health and Elizabeth Holtsclaw, ACS.  Thanks to all for the thoughtful conversation on continued needs and barriers in KY’s colon cancer screening efforts.  We will continue this conversations to discuss multi-level strategies that will address these barriers and identify who is able to lead in implementing the strategies. This information will help revise the KY Cancer Action Plan. We know no one person or organization can do it all however, we can coordinate activities and work together to have a real impact that will continue the great progress that’s happening colon cancer screening.  The meeting notes provide additional information and resources mentioned by partners during the meeting.  Link

Upcoming KCC Meetings

KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting  
May 12, 2022 | 10:00 – 12:00 pm EST *New Time  | Register Here

KCC Meeting
June 9, 2022 | 1:00 -3:00 pm EST | Register Here