Resources & Useful Links

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.   

University of Kentucky Research Support 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. Key facilities include:

The Kentucky Clinical Trials Network

The Kentucky Clinical Trials Network is a statewide alliance of physicians conducting clinical trials in the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The network conducts investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials. More about the Kentucky Clinical Trials Network 

Markey Affiliate Network

The Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network is a group of healthcare facilities that provide high-quality cancer services and programs in their communities with the support and guidance of the UK Markey Cancer Center. Our vision is for all Kentuckians to have access to excellent cancer care. We offer advanced treatments and support services delivered with compassion and respect. 

Continuing Medical Education

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

NEW course from UK's CECentral: Managing Nicotine Withdrawal. The course is designed to educate, train and mentor healthcare providers currently treating or interested in enhancing their learning on managing nicotine withdrawal and tobacco dependence in their specific patient population. The modules focus on the following practice specialties: Cardiovascular, General Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, and Trauma/Orthopedics.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.