Precision Medicine Clinic (PMC) for Patients

The UK Markey Cancer Center Precision Medicine Clinic (PMC) is a clinic space dedicated to the advancement of treatment options for cancer patients through early phase clinical trials. Our clinic is partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), among other cancer organizations, that provides the PMC access to numerous early phase drug options for our patients.

Because precision medicine is a relatively new approach to treating cancer, many of the therapies are still being studied in clinical trials. As a collaborative extension of your care, the clinic provides a space for you to receive your treatment, with staff highly experienced in precision medicine, treatment of cancer and clinical trials.

Through these trials, the PMC offers many cancer treatment services, including:

  • Infusion therapy, treatment delivered intravenously (IV).
  • Targeted therapy, treatment that works based on a patient’s genetics.
  • Immunotherapy, treatment that works with a patient’s immune system.
  • Oral cancer therapies, treatment patients can take by mouth at home, making treatment more convenient and accessible.

The PMC stands at the forefront of cancer care, offering the latest treatments to patients such as somatic testing. Outside physicians may refer their patients to one of the trials available at the UK Markey Cancer Center PMC using our online web form or by 

 to be sent by fax or email.

Your First Visit

On your first visit, you will meet with a clinician and undergo a clinical-trial assessment to find the right trial for you and your cancer. The clinician may ask our Molecular Tumor Board to provide guidance on treatment options for your cancer.

After you are enrolled in the clinical trial, you will receive your treatments and be monitored, if necessary, in the Precision Medicine Clinic.

Leadership

  • Jill Kolesar, PharmD, MS, Administrative Director of the Precision Medicine Clinic
  • John L. Villano, MD, PhD, Medical Director
  • Susanne M. Arnold, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Translation
  • Jeri Z. Reynolds, RN, BSN, CCRC, Research Nurse Manager

Clinical Trials

Learn more about Clinical Trials taking place at the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Contact Information

Precision Medicine Clinic Phone: 859-257-4488

Contact the PMC by email at etccart@uky.edu

For more contact information on the Precision Medicine Clinic Research Office, visit our research based page.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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