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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.

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  • Upcoming  

    • May 18 -Cancer Research Day
    • June 10 - Expressions of Courage Survivor Celebration


      Ongoing

      • 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. - 12 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). This program is dedicated to improving the self esteem and quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Download more information or visit this website for more.
      • First Wednesday of each month - Journal Workshop. Noon, 102 Combs Research Building. Put your thoughts and feelings into words in this workshop guided by Dr. Robert Slocum. Journals are provided. No writing experience necessary.

      • Second Wednesday of each month - Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help class. 1 - 2 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services); or 4 - 5 p.m., American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (1500 College Way, Lexington, Ky.). Learn how to utilize Jin Shin Jyutsu on your body for stress relief. Open to patients, caregivers and staff. Free of charge. 

      • Third Monday of each month - Art Therapy Group. 1 - 2:30 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson (Psych Oncology Services). Express yourself in a supportive, positive setting by drawing, painting and more. All materials provided. No art experience necessary. For more information, contact Christina Jewell at 859-323-4895 or art.therapy@uky.edu.

      • Fourth Monday of each month and following Wednesday - Art Therapy Samplers are offered on the first floor lobby of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building.

      • Fourth Wednesday of each month - Smoothie demonstrations are offered at 1 p.m. in room 306 of the Whitney-Hendrickson building (Psych Oncology Services). 

      • Find a support group. For more information, contact Joan Scales at (859) 323-1403.
  • Markey Cancer Center News

  • Survive the Night/Roll for the Cure to Benefit Markey Cancer Center

    De Hoyos Joins Thoracic Oncology Team at Markey

    Markey Receives Funding to Improve Community Cancer Education in Eastern Kentucky

    Clinical Nursing Specialist Student Uses Training to Reduce Patient Stress at Markey

    Kentucky Makes Progress Reducing Colorectal Cancer Rates

    Kyprianou Named 2016 Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Research Scholar Alumna

    3-D Models of Spreading Tumors May Help Fight Cancer

    UK HealthCare Regains Prestigious Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Patient Care

    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

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