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Treatment at Markey Cancer Center

Collaborative patient care

The Markey Cancer center has developed a variety of specialized multidisciplinary cancer specialty teams that include nurses, doctors and other professionals throughout UK HealthCare to give our patients the best care. These innovative teams evaluate and treat the disease, which means that physicians and nurses from multiple specialties work with each patient to develop the best treatment plan for their particular circumstances. This team approach also addresses the complexity of cancer. Our teams include:

  • A dedicated primary nurse
  • An oncology nurse care manager
  • A dietitian
  • An oncology social worker (PDF, 139 KB)
  • A pharmacist
  • A chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • A physical or enterostomal therapist, if necessary
  • Patients and families – the most important members of our teams

The Markey Cancer Center also uses the full resources of the departments, colleges and more than 150 faculty throughout the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare to further the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, including the ones below.

Chemotherapy Infusion

chemo suite Chemotherapy suites are housed in the Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH) at the 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. 

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Our pharmacists and nurses are experts in cancer care, specializing in chemotherapy administration. The Markey outpatient nursing staff were the 2006 recipients of the UK HealthCare Magnet Nursing Award, an honor that recognizes their dedication to providing outstanding patient care.

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Radiation medicine services

UK Radiation Medicine offers patients 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.

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