Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL launches online guide to cancer resources


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville has launched a new version of its cancer resource guide and moved it online.

    Pathfinder, the KCP’s popular guide to cancer-related services and resources for 25 years, is now online and will be featured during a live KET call-in show on cancer at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. The show will air at the culmination of the three-part series beginning March 30, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

    About Pathfinder online

    Pathfinder now provides an easy-to-use online tool to identify cancer resources in communities, counties, the state and across the nation, said Connie Sorrell, director of the Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL.

    The opening page of Pathfinder features links for “Local Resources” and “National and State Resources” so users can go directly to the geographic area they want to investigate.

    “People can easily search for resources in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, survivorship and caregiving through Pathfinder,” Sorrell said. “For example, in the ‘Local Resources’ section, you simply choose a topic, select your county and a list of resources in your area will be generated to view or print.”

    For information about Pathfinder and the Kentucky Cancer Program, visit or call 1-877-326-1134.

    About the call-in program on April 1

    Donald Miller, M.D., Ph.D., director of UofL’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a part of KentuckyOne Health, will join staff from the Kentucky Cancer Program and other health experts to provide information and answer questions from viewers at the conclusion of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

    The three-part series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.

    At six hours, the film by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Ken Burns interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that have brought the world to the brink of finding cures.

    About the Kentucky Cancer Program

    Established by the Kentucky Legislature in 1982, Kentucky Cancer Program is the state cancer control program with 13 regional offices located throughout the Commonwealth. The program is jointly administered by the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. The mission is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through education, research and service.

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.