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    Director's Message

    Mark Evers, MDKentucky is first in the nation in overall cancer mortality rate. Here at Markey, our five-year goal is to decrease Kentucky’s cancer deaths by 50%. Toward that goal, Markey is treating over 3,000 new cancer cases each year. And each patient we treat is a celebration of survivorship.

    Survivorship, during or after treatment, is a badge of honor. It can also be a heavy burden adjusting to physical and emotional changes that come with treatments, side effects and others changes in life after a diagnosis. Markey’s comprehensive care includes an intense focus on the issues o survivorship.


  • Upcoming

    • July 1 - Art Therapy Sampler. Noon - 2 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • July 6 - New Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 9 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • July 8 - Cooking Demo with Chef Jason Ritchey. 11 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • July 14 - Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. Noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • July 15 - Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 11:30 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • July 17- Music Therapy Group. 3 - 3:45 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • July 23 - New Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 2:30 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). 
    • July 24 - Art Therapy Workshop. 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Patients (family/friends invited to assist) are invited to work with an art therapist to transform their radiation masks into sculptures, and to participate in an optional group exhibition. No art/craft experience necessary. For more information and to register, contact Christina Jewell at 859-323-4895 or christina.carpenter@uky.edu.
    • July 26-August 7 - Metabolomics Symposium and Workshop. One day symposium is July 26 (registration fee: $30); followed by a 12-day workshop through August 7 (registration fee: $3,750). For more information and to register, visit the event website
    • August 7 - http://uhs.bitsdesigns-projects.com/ 4th Annual Natural Products Consortium, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., College of Pharmacy. Organized by Jon Thorson, PhD. Mark your calendar now - details to come as they are available.


    • 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

  • Markey Hosts Second Annual "Tealgate" for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

    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

    Markey's Bradley Nominated for Eagle Rare Life Honor

    UK Study Reveals New Method to Develop More Efficient Drugs

    Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center Joins Markey Affiliate Network

    Once a Symbol of Suffering, Radiation Masks are Transformed into Sculptures of Strength

    Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

    New Strategic Plan to Guide UK HealthCare through 2020

    Markey Patient Going the Distance to Raise Awareness, Money for Cancer Care

    Markey Celebrates Cancer Survivorship with 'Expressions of Courage'

    Markey Researchers Present Latest Studies at Annual Research Day

    Hildebrandt Named Division Chief of Markey Hematology

    'Healthiest Weekend in Lexington' to Benefit Markey Cancer Center

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