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UK Markey Cancer Center Buildings

The UK Markey Cancer Center includes four buildings grouped around a central courtyard, as well as a new patient floor in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital:

  • Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility (Pavilion CC)
  • Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility (Pavilion WH)
  • M. Margrite Davis and Ralph E. Mills Magnetic Imaging and Spectroscopy Center
  • Dorothy Enslow Combs Cancer Research Facility (Combs)

The UK Markey Cancer Center

Established in 1985, Markey Cancer Center utilizes the resources of 35 departments, 11 colleges and more than 160 faculty members throughout the university to further the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. Markey encompasses four individual facilities in three buildings with approximately 200,000 square feet of space, although its programs reach well beyond the UK campus, extending throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across twelve states of Appalachia and the Mid-South. 

The Markey Cancer Center is physically located at the north central end of the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Markey is integrated within UK HealthCare for patient care services and within the UK College of Medicine for academic/education, research and service programs.

See below for more information on Markey buildings.

  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A - 11th Floor

    The new UK Markey Cancer Center floor includes the Darley Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a 32-bed unit dedicated to bone marrow transplant and patients with blood cancers. This floor is home to the James and Gay Hardymon Patient Care Unit, a 31-bed unit for medical and surgical oncology patients.

    On the new Markey floor, we provide care for patients who have the most complex cancer conditions. The space is designed with patients and their families in mind, since hospital stays can last months at a time. The floor includes laundry facilities and a comforting family room for caregivers and families.

    Learn more about Markey's Pavilion A cancer care floor.

  • Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility

    The Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility (Pavilion CC) of the Markey Cancer Center provides 48,000 square feet of space dedicated to the individualized care of cancer patients. This facility houses 56 private inpatient rooms with satellite bases for all primary services. Six rooms of the second floor are lead lined to isolate short term inpatient radioactive iodine treatments and patients requiring long term radiation implants. Sixteen specialized rooms on the third floor provide a dedicated blood and marrow transplant unit. A linear accelerator and brachytherapy unit are located in the basement of the Ben F. Roach Building of the cancer center and a GAMMA Knife irradiation facility is located in the underground corridor connector between the Roach Building and the UK Hospital.     

    The Ben F. Roach Cancer Center is located adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital on Rose Street, and a small parking lot and drop-off circle are accessible next to the building. 

    ben-f-roach-buildingWhat’s Inside?

    Floor G — Radiation Medicine

    Floor 1 — Lobby, Radiation Medicine, Hematology Clinic, Administrative Offices, Markey Board Room, Markey Cancer Center Foundation

    Floor 2 — Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

    Floor 3 — Inpatient Oncology Floors

    Floor 4 — Cancer related research labs and office

  • Whitney Cancer Facility

    The Whitney-Hendrickson (WH) Building includes most outpatient cancer care services.  

    What’s Inside? 

    Floor 1 — Lobby, Multidisciplinary Clinic, Chemotherapy Infusion, PET-CT, Café.

    Floor 2 — Comprehensive Breast Center, Mammography, Chemotherapy Infusion.

    Floor 3 — Gynecologic Oncology, Ovarian Cancer Screening, Nutrition, Financial Counseling, Oncology Social Work.

  • M. Margrite Davis and Ralph E. Mills Magnetic Imaging and Spectroscopy Center

    The Margrite Davis and Ralph Mills Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center houses instrumentation, research laboratories and support services for molecular, cellular, animal and human spectroscopic imaging, aiding the study of disease processes and evaluation of responses to treatment. The office tower of the MRISC Building is integrated with the Whiney-Hendrickson building.  

    What's Inside?

    Floor—MRI patient services 

    The MRISC is an interdisciplinary center that promotes basic, applied, and clinical research in the biomedical sciences along with patient care in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. The MRISC adjoins the new Women's' Cancer Facility and is one of the three buildings that make up the Markey Cancer Center, which is located on Rose Street next to UK Chandler Hospital. A small parking lot and drop-off circle for patients is located off Rose Street on the north side of Markey Cancer Center.

    Along with the MRI and spectroscopy equipment for patient care, about 30,000 square feet of space is devoted to research and development of biomedical applications in magnetic resonance.

  • Dorothy Enslow Combs Cancer Research Facility

    The Combs Building provides 29,500 square feet of state of the art laboratory, office and conference space and includes three core facilities: Macromolecular Structure Analysis, NMR Spectroscopy, and Transgenic and Genetically Defined Mouse facilities. It houses 25 primary research laboratories dedicated to cancer research, including core facilities for high field NMR, DNA sequencing, protein sequencing, peptide synthesis and oligonucleotide synthesis.

    The building is located directly behind the Markey Cancer Center on the north side of UK Chandler Hospital on Rose Street.