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    Treatment Modalities and Research

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    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

    Research Overview

    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 outreach.

    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:
    • Chemotherapy
    • 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 administration.

    Chemotherapy administration types include:
    • Injection
    • Intravenous
    • Topical
    • Directly in a body cavity
    • By pill

    Clinical Trials

    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 859-257-3379. 

    Radiation Medicine

    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.

    Clinical Services

    • 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

    Clinic Location

    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
    Fax: 606-759-4443 

    Morehead Cancer Treatment Center
    228 W. Second St.
    Morehead KY 40351
    Fax: 606-783-6757 

    Mailing Address

    Department of Radiation Medicine
    UK Chandler Hospital
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293