Cancer Prevention and Control (CP) Program

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the CP Program and receive meeting dates and times, please contact Dr. Jerod Stapleton and Dr. Krystle Kuhs.

The CP Research Program unites highly complementary strengths in the areas of population-based research and community-based cancer control research with the overarching goal of reducing cancer disparities in Kentucky with an emphasis on the state’s Appalachian and rural populations.

CP program strengths include studies focused on uncovering the role environmental exposures play in Kentucky’s high cancer incidence rates, trials of health behavior and cancer screening interventions that address unique cultural barriers, and intervention and policy research to reduce environmental risks for lung cancer.

The CP program has three thematic areas:

  1. Identify social, cultural, behavioral, genetic, and environmental factors and intervention targets for cancer prevention and control.
  2. Develop and test the efficacy of interventions across the cancer control continuum.
  3. Study the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions.

CP research encompasses all segments of the cancer control continuum: prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

Program Leadership

Monthly Meetings

The CP Program’s monthly meetings are designed to facilitate new research proposals and to encourage collaborations between CP members and the members of Markey’s other research programs. 

Interest Groups

CP members are integral members of some of Markey’s most collaborative working groups, including the Breast Cancer Translational Group, the Lung Cancer Translational Group, and the cancer center’s Molecular Tumor Board.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.