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.
Four prestigious awards fuel UK scientist's exploration into new treatments for prostate cancer.
Lindi Campbell seeks to combat the stigma of lung cancer and bring suvivors together.
Two NCI-funded research programs aim to implement important efforts in cancer prevention.
New program at Markey brings specialized cancer care to teens and young adults.
Family's nonprofit gives back to programs that made a huge difference in daughter's life.
UK football player tackles life-threatening challenge: skin cancer.
After exhausting all treatment options, a new chemotherapy drug was Jenn Highfield's last hope.
Appalachian students take their first steps toward a cancer-focused career.
Markey program encourages and helps patients to go tobacco-free.
New researchers learn the ins and outs of clinical trials through intenstive training program.
Markey surgeon embraces next-generation treatments to help patients.
Markey's Research Day continues to present new possibilities.
A new collaboration gives patients in the Bluegrass greater access to advanced cancer care and the latest treatments.
New screening program aims to detect cancers sooner and improve quality of life.
Affiliate network brings Markey's expertise to people across Kentucky and the region.