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Treatment at Markey Cancer Center

Collaborative Patient Care

The Markey Cancer center has developed a variety of specialized multidisciplinary cancer specialty teams that include nurses, doctors and other professionals throughout UK HealthCare to give our patients the best care. These innovative teams evaluate and treat the disease, which means that physicians and nurses from multiple specialties work with each patient to develop the best treatment plan for their particular circumstances. This team approach also addresses the complexity of cancer. Our teams include:

  • A dedicated primary nurse
  • An oncology nurse care manager
  • A dietitian
  • An oncology social worker
  • A pharmacist
  • A chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • A physical or enterostomal therapist, if necessary
  • Patients and families – the most important members of our teams

The Markey Cancer Center also uses the full resources of the departments, colleges and more than 150 faculty throughout the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare to further the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, including the ones below.

  • Chemotherapy Infusion

    Chemotherapy suite

    Chemotherapy suites are housed in the Whitney-Hendrickson Building 1st and 2nd floor (Pavilion WH) at the UK Markey Cancer Center and in Chandler Hospital 2nd floor (Pav H).  They provide outpatient chemotherapy services seven days a week.  All three spaces have been newly renovated.  

    We operate 30 chemotherapy chairs Monday through Friday and 24 chairs Saturday and Sunday.

    Directions to Markey Cancer Center 

    Our Nursing staff are all Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) certified.  They are experts in cancer care, specializing in chemotherapy administration.  University of Kentucky healthcare staff were the 2016 recipients of the Magnet Nursing Award, an honor that recognizes their dedication to providing outstanding patient care.  And in 2018, University of Kentucky was given National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, this shows we are at the forefront for cancer research.  An honor that recognizes their dedication to providing outstanding patient care and excellence in research.

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  • Radiation Oncology Services

    UK Radiation Oncology offers patients a variety of advanced treatment options and specialized clinics for outpatient care, as well as social and emotional support. In addition, the department's ongoing commitment to clinical research allows many patients to take advantage of groundbreaking investigative therapies.

    UK Radiation Oncology 

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