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    Director's Message

    Mark Evers, MDHere at Markey, we are committed to a single goal. It is our mission, to reduce cancer mortality in our state and region through a comprehensive program of cancer research, treatment, education, and community engagement with a particular focus on the underserved population of Appalachian Kentucky. Our research programs span the entire spectrum of cancer epidemiology and etiology, molecular expression and regulation, cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

    Every day, our researchers are making advances in the understanding of the disease. Whether it is publishing study results that show the possibility of creating a three-dimensional model system to investigate how breast cancer cells invade lung tissue; being awarded a grant to investigate how communication networks influence Appalachians’ lung cancer screening behaviors; or serving as the lead in a national network seeking to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in underserved or high-risk populations, the Markey community is at the front of cancer research.


  • 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.
  • Markey Cancer Center News

  • UK Markey Cancer Center Launching New Undergraduate Training Program

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    Vanderford Featured in New Issue of Science

    Educating Kentucky's Youth on Cancer, One Child at a Time

    Markey's Miller Receives NCI Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

    UK College of Pharmacy Names New Dean

    Markey Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summit in Conjunction with National Event

    UK HealthCare Athletes Ready to "Survive the Night" to Raise Cancer Awareness

    "Expressions of Courage" Art Exhibit at Markey this Friday

    New Study Examines Use of Multiple Tobacco Products in College Students

    The Medical Center at Bowling Green Joins Markey Affiliate Network

    Researchers Present Cancer Studies at Markey Research Day

    Markey Achievements Featured in Annual “State of the Cancer Center” Address at Markey Research Day

    UK Study Shows New Potential Marker for Obesity

    Markey, LLS Host Fifth Annual 'Meet the Researchers Day'

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