Cancer Control and Care

The mission of the Cancer Care and Control program is to reduce and eliminate the impact of cancer on the health and well-being of our patients, communities, and the healthcare system.  We perform our research using a variety of techniques, including traditional basic science bench research, translational research with collaborating clinicians, and health services research techniques that may use large population-based and other administrative datasets to assess the impact of health care delivery systems on cancer development, treatment, and outcomes.

We have an extremely talented, diverse group of researchers in the program.  There are experts in the fields of carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, including some of the leading researchers in the field of viral-associated cancers.  These experts have made critical contributions to vaccine development to prevent cervical cancer.  Our epidemiology team is comprised of experts in cancer epidemiology who have led major, impactful cohort studies that have improved our understanding of risk factors for breast cancer.  We have experts in behavioral oncology and psychosocial oncology.  Our researchers also are thought leaders in such diverse fields as drug development, clinical pharmacogenetics, bioethics, and multi-disciplinary cancer care education.

The program is closely integrated with the Kentucky Cancer Program, which is based at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and is a national leader in cancer control and education.  Through a network of 13 regional offices, the Kentucky Cancer Program promotes cancer prevention measures and serves as a liaison between scientists and the public, bringing the latest discoveries to the community through clinical outreach sites.  We also work closely with the Kentucky Cancer Registry and their researchers who are dedicated to collecting accurate cancer data for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and initiating evidence-based cancer control programs and epidemiological studies.

Researchers focused on Cancer Control and Care include: