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Sign for Lucille Parker Markey building at Markey Cancer Center.Why Choose Markey?

As Kentucky’s only NCI-designated center, the UK Markey Cancer Center is equipped to provide world-class cancer care. Read more about Markey »



Researcher working in laboratory.How Clinical Trials Help Patients

Clinical trials allow our researchers to do the research that can help heal Kentuckians and move the entire state forward. Read more about clinical trials at Markey »



Claudia Hall conquered her complex colorectal diagnosis.Meet Claudia Hall

Every patient has a story. Claudia Hall shared her own road to recovery, from the complex diagnosis through team-oriented treatment. Read Claudia's story »  



  • Cancer Screening Program

    Screening exams are simply medical tests done when you’re healthy. It’s like taking a car in for a tune up. You want to make sure you’re keeping a close check on your body at recommended ages for screenings.

    Those ages may vary depending on your family history. Talk to your doctor about your family’s history of cancer and your personal health history. Both play a major role in deciding what screenings may be best for you. Learn about Markey Cancer Center's screening program »

  • Events

    Markey Cancer Center Research Day

    Markey Cancer Center Research Day is a single-day event showcasing current cancer research projects throughout all disciplines at the University of Kentucky. For the ninth consecutive year, the event is being held at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

    On May 9, 2018, UK researchers – students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and staff – have the opportunity to share their work in an atmosphere of learning and collaboration through several avenues such as poster sessions, oral presentations and more. Learn more about Markey Cancer Center Research Day.


    Every Monday 

    • Meditation. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). 12 - 12:30 p.m. Meditation classes teach a variety of techniques to help clear and calm the mind, promoting emotional and mental well-being.

    Every Wednesday 

    • Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness. 9:30 - 11 a.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Yoga classes teach gentle movement, breathing and deep relaxation techniques to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. Beginners welcome. Equipment is provided.  
    • Meditation. 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Meditation classes teach a variety of techniques to help clear and calm the mind, promoting emotional and mental well-being.  
    • Tai Chi. 1 - 1:30 p.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Tai Chi provides a "moving meditation" centered on breathing exercises with the combination of motion and stillness.   
    • Markey Research SeminarsSee the full schedule » 

    To view Markey's full list of weekly, monthly and upcoming events, visit the Events web page.

    Additional Resources

    Find a support group. 
    For more information, visit the Support Groups web page or contact Joan Scales at 859-323-1403.