The burden of cancer in Kentucky. The 1998 Kentucky cancer incidence report.

S. Wyatt, T. Tucker, F. Ross, H. Carloss

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The purpose of collecting this important disease burden information is just for reports like this. The real value lies in use of data for cancer control research, program planning, resource allocation, program design, and evaluation. Data in the annual KCR report and on the website should be a valuable resource for health agencies, clinicians, policymakers, voluntary organizations, etc in their assessment of health problems in their area and as critical decisions are made about how to utilize limited intervention resources. The Kentucky Cancer Registry will continue to work very closely with the Kentucky Cancer Program, Kentucky Medical Association, and programs and research efforts at the University of Kentucky Cancer Control Program (Mid South Cancer Information Service, Appalachia Cancer Network, Kentucky Prevention Research Center) and the Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to make these data available to partners throughout the Commonwealth to help guide their assessment and planning processes. If you have questions about this data you are encouraged to contact Regional Coordinators for the Kentucky Cancer Program in your Area Development District. The contact information is shown in Appendix I.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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