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Brain Cancer

Brain cancers can begin in the brain, like glioblastomas, or can be the result of cancer metastasis (for example, lung cancer spreading to the brain). Brain cancer treatment is individualized depending on the type of cancer and may include external beam radiation (also called stereotactic body radiation therapy), chemotherapy or Gamma Knife®surgery.

The future of brain cancer treatment is here at UK. Patients with brain and spinal cord tumors may benefit from Gamma Knife treatment, a revolutionary method of brain surgery that allows our specialists to operate on the brain without even breaking the skin. Surgical oncologists work closely with Kentucky Neuroscience Institute neuro-oncologists, pathologists and radiologists to provide you with the most advanced treatment for a successful outcome.

Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than 20 years, and we are proud to be the only cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute. For the last five years, Markey Cancer Center has been nationally recognized as a top 50 cancer center by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Locations


    Head, Neck & Respiratory Clinic

    Ben Roach Building exterior photo

    UK Markey Cancer Center

    Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility
    800 Rose St.
    Second Floor
    Lexington, KY 40536

    A parking lot is located near the Ben F. Roach Building, accessible via Hospital Drive. Get directions to Ben F. Roach Building.

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