2018 Markey Cancer Center Annual Report

Welcome to the 2018 UK Markey Cancer Center Annual Report

In a state like Kentucky and a region like Central Appalachia – where cancer is at its worst – it takes bold action to make a difference.

The UK Markey Cancer Center has become stronger year after year, and 2018 was another bold step forward. With world-class doctors, groundbreaking clinical trials, first-rate researchers and expanding philanthropy, Markey is leading the way to conquer cancer in the Commonwealth and achieve its goal of significantly reducing cancer incidence and mortality in Kentucky by 2020.

The 2018 annual report highlights our services and showcases some of our accomplishments of the past year, all of which are a demonstration of our commitment to improving the future of health in Kentucky and beyond. We invite you to take a look.

Joe Marksteiner knows strength

This world-class powerlifter demonstrated a new kind of strength after coming to Markey to be treated for neuroendocrine tumors. Read Joe Marksteiner's story.

Marcia Roark accompanies her husband during treatment.

Markey is the first and only cancer center in Kentucky to offer the newly FDA-approved Lutathera, a life-saving treatment option for the Roark family.

Markey earns NCI designation renewal

In August, Markey earned a renewal of its prestigious NCI designation, remaining the only NCI-designated center in Kentucky.

Sarah Lister wanted to thank her bone marrow donor

Sarah Lister wanted to thank her bone marrow donor the only way she knew how: by throwing a party.

Drs. Hildebrandt and Saeed prepare for treatment

Markey is the first hospital in Kentucky offering this life-saving CAR T-cell therapy treatment.

Jack Hillard enjoys life

After two cancer diagnoses, Jack Hillard is not just a survivor – he’s an advocate for cancer research and detection measures. Learn how Jack Hillard is making a difference statewide.

Students from Johnson Central High School and Prestonsburg High School

New initiatives are inspiring Kentuckians to take charge of their own health. Read more about programs promoting cancer prevention across the Commonwealth.

Dr. Maya Guglin

The Gill Heart & Vascular Institute's Dr. Maya Guglin chaired a landmark NCI-funded study testing two drugs to protect breast cancer patients' heart function.

The cancer center has built four new spaces to serve the needs of its patients

In the last year, Markey has expanded with four new spaces built to serve the needs of cancer patients.

Dr. Tim Mullett aims to reduce Kentucky cancer burden through Affiliate, Research Networks

The Markey Cancer Center affiliate and research networks are extending their care across the Bluegrass. Learn how Dr. Tim Mullett aims to use their reach to reduce Kentucky's cancer burden.

Precision Medicine Clinic receives gift

UK Precision Medicine Clinic receives $1 million gift that will help provide patients access to advanced therapies.