The UK Neuro-oncology clinic offers an integrated, multispecialty program for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary and secondary central nervous system tumors.
The clinic allows quick evaluation, treatment expertise and access to new therapies and clinical trials all under one roof. The multispecialty program allows for a neurosurgeon, a neuro-oncologist and radiation medicine experts to see patients in one visit, creating more time for the patient as well as the doctors.
The clinical programs and services of the neuro-oncology program are integrated with the Markey Cancer Center. The Markey specialty teams work together with UK Chandler Hospital departments and divisions to provide primary patient care and support services as well as advanced specialty care with applicable clinical trials. All diagnostic services, clinical and pathology laboratories, operating rooms, emergent and intensive care, and radiation therapy services are also provided to cancer patients through UK Chandler Hospital.
Due to the complexity of cancer, the Markey Cancer Center takes a team approach to cancer treatment. Our teams include a dedicated primary nurse, an oncology nurse care manager, a dietitian, a social worker, a pharmacist, a chaplain, volunteers and a physical or enterostomal therapist if necessary. However, the most important members of our teams are our patients and their families. Learn more about the Markey Cancer Center »
The UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is the seventh in the nation and the only hospital in Kentucky to add Gamma Knife to our facilities. Since the program became operational in 1991, our team of specialists has used Gamma Knife radiosurgery to treat more than 2,000 patients. Learn more »
Adult Brain Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)
Childhood Ependymoma Treatment (PDQ®)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)
Most commonly, patients are referred through their primary care provider or neurologist.
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