Welcome to KCP

Collaboration is at the heart of the Kentucky Cancer Program. The development of community capacity, mobilization of resources, and engagement of local organizations in planning, implementing and evaluating cancer prevention and control activities is accomplished through the establishment of collaborative partnerships. These partnerships propel our mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through education, research, and service programs. Delivery of these services is provided by regional cancer control specialists serving all 120 counties in Kentucky.The Kentucky Cancer Program is a statewide cancer prevention and control program affiliated with the University of Kentucky/Markey Cancer Center and the University of Louisville/Brown Cancer Center.

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2015 Adventure Weekend

Carter Caves State Resort Park
August 28-30, 2015

This weekend retreat for women who have survived cancer takes advantage of the great outdoors at one of Kentucky’s beautiful State Parks, Carter Caves Resort. Check out the flyer for more information!

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Dress in Blue Day

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 6, 2015. Your organization could be the lucky winner of KCP's Dress in Blue Day Facebook Photo Contest! It's easy! Simply take a photo of your Dress in Blue Day event. Include a brief caption and send to your local KCP office. Your photo will then be posted to the KCP Facebook page. Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote for your photo by "Liking" the photo. The photo with the most "Likes" will be the winner! All entries must be submitted with an entry form by March 17, 2015. Please see the official rules and entry form for more information.

Targeted Colon Cancer Outreach Program

The Targeted Colon Cancer Outreach Program (TCCOP) is a statewide education and outreach program designed to spread the word about the importance of colon cancer screening.

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Breast Cancer/Horses and Hope

KCP and First Lady Jane Beshear have joined forces in this successful initiative to promote breast cancer awareness, education and screening to horse industry workers, horse racing fans, and women throughout Kentucky.

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Cancer Prevention is Good Business

KCP developed this toolkit to help Kentucky businesses develop a workplace program to raise employees’ awareness of colon cancer and encourage them to get screened.

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Indian Summer Camp

KCP founded this free weeklong program of swimming, sing-alongs, arts and crafts and other fun activities for children who have or have had cancer.

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A series of comprehensive guides to cancer services and resources in each of the state’s 15 Area Development Districts.

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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Plan to be Tobacco Free is a free program to help Kentuckians learn which smoking cessation programs are available and assist them with deciding which option is best for them.

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