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    Director's Message

    Mark Evers, MDAs 2015 came to an end, we had the opportunity to look back on our successes at Markey, both for the patients we treat and in celebration of those we have treated. Whether implementing a research focus to identify clinical trials that best meet the needs of our patient population and advance the science of cancer care, or bringing together the Markey community at an end of the year event to raise funds for our Expressions of Courage Survivor Art Celebration, our faculty and staff proved time and time again that we remain dedicated to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

    Because Kentucky ranks among the highest in cancer mortality in the United States, it is critical for us to offer clinical trials that provide patients with additional treatment options when standard therapy is not enough. Our Clinical Care and Research Teams meet regularly to determine what
    clinical trials are needed to help as many Kentuckians as possible. These meetings cover a range of topics, from current and potential studies, to the patient population, to safety regulations. Thankfully, we have an incredible team in the Clinical Research Office devoted to supporting all clinical trial efforts with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.


  • Upcoming  

    • December 7 - New Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 9 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • December 11 - Art Therapy Radiation Mask Workshop. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reservatiosn required, contact christina.carpenter@uky.edu or 859-323-4895.
    • December 14 - Art Therapy Group. 1 - 2:30 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • December 15 - Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. Noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • December 16 - Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 11:30 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • December 16 - Art Therapy Sampler. Noon - 2 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • December 17 -  Smoothie demonstrations. 1 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). Read more about it and watch a video demo »  
    • December 18 - Music Therapy Group. 3 - 3:45 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).  
    • December 21Art Therapy Group. 1 - 2:30 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • December 25 - Christmas - Clinics Closed.


    • Every Monday - Smoking Cessation Class for Markey patients and caregivers. Noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).

    • Every Wednesday - Markey Research Seminar. See the full schedule »  

    • First Wednesday of each month - American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better program. 10 a.m. - noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). The Look Good, Feel Better program is dedicated to improving the self esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer. Download more information or visit the Look Good, Feel Better website for more information.
    • Second Wednesday of each month - Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help class for Markey patients, caregivers and staff. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services); or 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (1500 College Way, Lexington, Ky.). Learn how you can utilize Jin Shin Jyutsu on your own body for stress relief and other uncomfortable body symptoms. Open to patients, caregivers and staff. Free of charge. 
    • Fourth Wednesday of each month - Smoothie demonstrations.
      Need a little inspiration? Smoothie demonstrations are offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
      Read more about it and watch a video demo » 

    • Find a support group. Markey Cancer Center support groups offer the chance to meet and learn from people who share your concerns and needs. See the schedule of patient and survivors support groups »
  • Markey Cancer Center News

  • Dr. Natasha Kyprianou Establishes Global Collaborations During Journey to Taiwan

    UK Markey Cancer Center Joins Nation’s Top Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

    UK Chemistry Researchers Develop Metal Complexes To Study Cancer

    Thrill of Research Results in Funding to Study Prevention of Stem Cell Damage During Cancer Treatment

    Hardin Memorial Health Joins Markey Research Network

    Markey Hosting Wreath Auction to Benefit Expressions of Courage

    Markey Cancer Foundation Announces New President

    Music Sensation 'Time for Three' Plays Free Pop-Up Concerts at UK HealthCare, Community Venues

    UK HealthCare Physicians Named to 2015-16 Best Doctors List

    Plant Extract From Traditional Indian Medicine May Fight Blood Cancer

    Markey Hosts Second Annual "Tealgate" for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

    Cancer Treatment Developed at UK Approved for Clinical Trials

    Markey, T.J. Samson Growing Oncology Program in Glasgow

    UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

    Markey's D'Orazio Receives Funding to Further Skin Cancer Research

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