Treatment Modalities and Research
Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325
Markey Cancer Center is among the few institutions nationwide providing multidisciplinary care through Clinical
Care and Research Teams (CCARTs). Major CCARTs include breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, head and neck,
lung, brain, hematologic and genitourinary cancers.
The entire Markey Cancer Center and UK Chandler Hospital complex serves 3,000 - 3,200 new cancer patients each
year. More than 100 nationally sponsored clinical studies for different types of cancer are available to patients.
The Markey Cancer Center is nationally recognized for outstanding programs in all cancer treatment areas.
For patient appointments: 859-257-4488 or 866-340-4488
Markey Cancer Center is a diverse matrix enterprise
associated with University of Kentucky. Its broad
mission is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of
cancer through a comprehensive program of cancer
research, education, patient care and community
Markey's research programs span the entire
spectrum of cancer epidemiology and etiology,
molecular expression and regulation, cancer
prevention, early detection and treatment. Member
scientists include faculty from 28 departments of
nine different colleges at University of Kentucky.
Four formal programs are organized to facilitate
coordinated efforts in areas of particular breadth
and strength. These include:
• Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling
• Cancer Prevention and Control
• Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics
• Redox Injury and Repair
Markey Cancer Center has particularly strong
research and programmatic ties to the UK Colleges
of Pharmacy and Public Health, plus the Graduate
Center for Toxicology, in addition to all of the
oncology departments and divisions of the UK
College of Medicine, its primary organizational base.
Treatment Modalities and Research
The Markey Cancer Center specializes in a variety of
treatment modalities and research opportunities. In
particular, the following services are available:
• Clinical Trials
• Radiation Medicine
Chemotherapy suites are housed in the Whitney-Hendrickson Building of UK Markey Cancer Center
and provide outpatient chemotherapy services
seven days a week. We operate 24 chemotherapy
chairs Monday through Friday and nine chairs
Saturday and Sunday. Each chemotherapy bay is
furnished with its own television and DVD or VCR players.
Our pharmacists and nurses are experts in
cancer care, specializing in chemotherapy
• Directly in a body cavity
• By pill
The Markey Cancer Center is committed to
developing new and more advanced ways to fight
cancer and utilize breakthrough technology to
maintain and improve quality of life from diagnosis
to recovery. Our status as a research organization
gives patients the opportunity to participate in
clinical trials. A clinical trial evaluates the safety and
effectiveness of drug treatments, medical devices
or other therapies. Participation is completely
voluntary and may give patients the opportunity to
receive breakthrough treatment.
To search for a clinical trial protocol, please go
to http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey/Researchers/Clinical-Trials/Find-a-Clinical-Trial/. For more
information on clinical trials, please contact
UK Radiation Medicine offers patients the most advanced cancer care in one convenient, supportive and comprehensive center.
We provide a variety of advanced treatment options
and specialized clinics for outpatient care, as well
as social and emotional support. In addition, the
department's ongoing commitment to clinical
research allows many patients to take advantage of
groundbreaking investigative therapies.
• UK Brain & Body radiosurgery program equipped with state-of-the-art technology: Gamma Knife®, TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® and Advanced linear accelerators (LINAC)
• Advanced linear accelerators (LINAC) provides state-of-the-art imaging capabilities and IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, and 3-D Radiation Therapy
• Full compliment of medical physicists
• Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SERT) – a noninvasive technique which precisely delivers high doses of radiation to a tumor, while minimizing damage to the surrounding, normal, healthy tissue
• Other specialized treatment options available, depending on the patient’s needs and type of cancer
• Outpatient cancer treatment provided by our affiliates allows patients to receive high-quality cancer care closer to home
• Interdisciplinary tumor boards
For patient appointments: 859-323-6486
Ben F. Roach Building
Ground and First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536
Outreach Treatment Centers
Maysville Cancer Treatment Center
1115 Progress Way
Maysville KY 41056
606-759-4442 or 800-759-4431
Morehead Cancer Treatment Center
228 W. Second St.
Morehead KY 40351
Department of Radiation Medicine
UK Chandler Hospital
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0293