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Treatment at Markey Cancer Center

The Markey Cancer Center is a premier cancer research and patient care facility that utilizes the resources of the departments, colleges and more than 150 faculty throughout the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare to further the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, including the ones below.

The Markey Cancer Center has also developed a variety of specialized multidisciplinary teams to evaluate and treat the disease, which means that physicians and nurses from multiple specialties work together with each patient to develop the best treatment plan for their particular circumstances.

Collaborative Patient Care

Our multidisciplinary cancer specialty teams work with nurses, doctors and other professionals throughout UK HealthCare to give our patients the best care. Our patients are treated at Markey Cancer Center and UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. 

Due to the complexity of cancer, we use a team approach to treatment. Our teams include:

  • A dedicated primary nurse
  • An oncology nurse care manager
  • A dietitian
  • An oncology social worker (PDF 139 KB)
  • A pharmacist
  • A chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • A physical or enterostomal therapist, if necessary
  • Patients and families – the most important members of our teams
Page last updated: 1/27/2014 4:14:31 PM