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Kentucky Clinical Trials Network

The Kentucky Clinical Trials Network is one of the primary initiatives included in the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program created by the General Assembly to stimulate research in lung cancer, a devastating disease affecting citizens of the Commonwealth. KCTN 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.


The mission of the Kentucky Clinical Trials Network is to improve care of Kentuckians who suffer from cancer. The network provides innovative clinical trials, support, education for our research centers and scrupulous quality assurance. 

Networking Coordinating Center

The Markey Cancer Center houses the network's coordinating center and serves as liaison between clinical research sponsors and network investigators. The network coordinating center facilitates operations, such as:

  • Site membership
  • Study and site selection
  • Network Committee activities
  • Research education and training
  • Quality assurance auditing
  • Data collection and management
  • Project development
  • Centralized recruitment efforts
  • Contract and budget negotiation