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Cancer Prevention and Control

The unique Cancer Prevention and Control Division of the center offers a number of key research resources for population-based studies, including the Kentucky Center Registry, Cancer Information Service and Prevention Research Center.

Kentucky Cancer Registry

The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) began as a voluntary cancer case reporting system in 1986. Mandatory reporting officially began statewide Jan. 1, 1991. To facilitate this process, the KCR developed a fully computerized data capture, analysis and reporting system that is distributed statewide. This system has become a national model, now shared with a number of other states.

In 2000, KCR was selected as one of four expansion registries to become part of the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. Data from KCR have been submitted to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) for an objective evaluation of completeness, accuracy and timeliness each year since a formal certification program was established in 1997. In each year (1999-2006) KCR received the highest level of NAACCR certification available. Data from the KCR provides a rich resource for many different kinds of research studies and currently supports a number of research projects. Additional information, contact connections and current data available may be accessed from the registry website. 

Prevention Research Center

The Prevention Research Center offers partnerships in research and demonstration projects in cancer surveillance and prevention throughout Kentucky and the surrounding region.  

Clinical Communication Collaborative

The Clinical Communication Collaborative (CCC) is dedicated to the advancement of palliative care by fostering clinical communication practices for healthcare professionals. The CCC provides free teaching materials for teaching nurses, physicians, and others to engage in patient-centered communication. Learn more about CCC and communication training resources. Dr. Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles (Markey Cancer Center and UK Department of Communication) is a collaborator on the CCC initiative.

University of Kentucky Research Support Resources

In addition to these resources, UK offers a variety of other highly specialized core research facilities. Descriptions and contact information for these research support are available at the above link.

Other internal resources

UK Faculty Research Resources 

Markey Cancer Center Shared Resource Facilities 

News & current awareness

Cancer Treatment News
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Major News Releases
Provided by the National Cancer Institute

National Health Observances
This planning guide developed by the National Health Information Center lists national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and information about supporting materials that will be available.

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