Outstanding cancer care requires an unparalleled team. Our specialists in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation medicine, pathology and radiology all work and consult together to deliver you the most effective treatments.

Cancer-fighting medication is taken orally, administered intravenously (IV) or injected directly into the abdomen. Once in the body, this medication looks for cancerous cells in the stomach and destroys them.

This innovative therapy empowers your immune system to fight stomach cancer. For stomach cancer, immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy is most often used. This works to prevent certain proteins from attaching to one another, ultimately helping special cells (T cells) to kill cancer cells.

High-energy radiation gets aimed at cancerous cells. Over a series of appointments, the radiation beam destroys those cells, helping get rid of stomach cancer. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

Part or all of the stomach gets removed, along with nearby tissue. UK Markey Cancer Center surgeons use robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Reserved for use after surgery, chemoradiation combines chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This helps prevent cancer from returning.

At UK Markey Cancer Center, patients with colon and rectal cancer can be treated with an advanced form of chemotherapy called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This heated chemotherapy treatment, also known as a chemotherapy bath, is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.