The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP)'s network of cancer control specialists serves all the state's 120 counties through 13 regional offices. For more than 30 years, KCP has been a resource for the public, patients and their families, survivors, health care providers, and community organizations. Our mission is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality by promoting cancer education, research and service programs.
We are unique.
KCP is recognized nationally as a unique program that is state-funded, university-affiliated, and community-based. Created in 1975 as the Ephraim McDowell Community Cancer network, KCP experienced several name changes over the years. Today, KCP is jointly administered by the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center and the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The partnership between the two major academic institutions enables KCP activities to be based on science, driven by the latest and most accurate cancer data, and interwoven with research efforts.
We are community-based.
KCP operates through a network of 13 regional offices staffed by cancer control specialists who provide leadership on cancer prevention and control initiatives for all of Kentucky's 120 counties. KCP works closely with the Kentucky Cancer Registry and 15 District Cancer Councils across the state to analyze local cancer data, identify and prioritize the community's cancer needs, and develop interventions/solutions.
We are dedicated to education, research and service.
KCP provides a variety of cancer programs and services to the public, patients and their families, survivors, and health professionals. Collaboration is at the heart of all we do. KCP establishes partnerships and works closely with state and local health departments, the Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Cancer Registry, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, and other national, state and local organizations.
KCP works collaboratively with partners to achieve four major goals:
|Increase awareness of cancer prevention and risk factors.|
|Increase cancer screenings and early detection.|
|Increase access to cancer treatment and care resources.|
|Improve the quality of life for cancer survivors.|