2019 Markey Cancer Center Annual Report

Welcome to the 2019 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 2019 was another bold step forward. With world-class doctors, groundbreaking clinical trials, first-rate research 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 2019 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. Take a look back at the last year at Markey below.

Researcher earns multiple RO1 grants

Four prestigious awards fuel UK scientist's exploration into new treatments for prostate cancer.

Survivor unites others in fight against lung cancer

Lindi Campbell seeks to combat the stigma of lung cancer and bring suvivors together.

Making cancer prevention sustainable, accessible

Two NCI-funded research programs aim to implement important efforts in cancer prevention.

Next-generation care for the next generation

New program at Markey brings specialized cancer care to teens and young adults.

Drs. Hildebrandt and Saeed prepare for treatment

Family's nonprofit gives back to programs that made a huge difference in daughter's life.

All-out blitz on cancer

UK football player tackles life-threatening challenge: skin cancer.

Clinical trials work wonders

After exhausting all treatment options, a new chemotherapy drug was Jenn Highfield's last hope.

High schoolers make a difference through ACTION Program

Appalachian students take their first steps toward a cancer-focused career.

The benefits of being a quitter

Markey program encourages and helps patients to go tobacco-free.

Clinical trials boot camp empowers junior faculty

New researchers learn the ins and outs of clinical trials through intensive training program.

Doing something 'wonderful'

Markey surgeon embraces next-generation treatments to help patients.

Celebrating 10 years of research day

Markey's Research Day continues to present new possibilities.

Collaborating on cancer care in the bluegrass

A new collaboration gives patients in the Bluegrass greater access to advanced cancer care and the latest treatments.

High quality care

Affiliate network brings Markey's expertise to people across Kentucky and the region.