College of Public Health students graduating

Cancer Track

UK Chandler HospitalThrough the American Cancer Society (ACS) Physician Training in Preventive Medicine Award, we offer a Cancer Prevention and Control Track. This track is intended to encourage the development of preventive medicine physicians with the potential to become leaders in research, intervention, and education in population based cancer prevention.   Throughout their practicum rotations, cancer track residents have a specific focus on population- based cancer prevention and control that involve practical experience in cancer epidemiology and surveillance, promotion of screening and early detection, community coalitions, research opportunities in cancer prevention, and legislative initiatives. The Cancer Track includes rotations at the Kentucky Cancer Registry (a part of both the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries), the Markey Cancer Center (the only NCI designated cancer center in Kentucky) and the Rural Cancer Prevention Center as well as state and local health departments.  In addition, residents are encouraged to develop and submit applications for independent funding, present research findings at regional or national research meetings, and publish in peer reviewed journals.