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    Director's Message

    Mark Evers, MD

    Community outreach efforts at Markey are important for many different reasons. It is vital that we educate people, young and old, about cancer and increase awareness. It is important that Kentuckians know not only how we can help treat cancer, but how they themselves can help prevent the disease to begin with. In many ways, outreach works through word-of-mouth, and that requires a lot of hard work. But with our programs in place, we continue to deliver that hard work to increase cancer awareness and decrease the cancer rates throughout the Bluegrass.

    After all, we are committed to a single goal here at Markey. Our mission is to reduce cancer mortality in our state and region. Our research programs span the entire spectrum of cancer epidemiology and etiology, molecular expression and regulation, cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. We continue to advance our treatment techniques and venture into new territory through clinical trials. But the work continues outside the walls of our Markey community here on campus.


  • Upcoming  

    • More events will be coming soon. See below for our ongoing activities on-and-around campus.


    • 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.
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