Why choose the UK Markey Cancer Center?

At Markey, we’re working together for a cancer-free tomorrow.

And a cancer-free tomorrow starts today with you. Through world-class care and groundbreaking research, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan so that you can go from cancer patient to cancer survivor.

Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than four decades, and since 2017, we have been nationally recognized as a top 50 cancer center by U.S. News & World Report.

Here’s why you can trust Markey with your care.

Compassionate care, tailored to you

As a Markey patient, you have an entire multidisciplinary team on your side and dedicated to your case. Our highly experienced providers are specialized in all types of cancers and have extensive training so you know that you’re in good hands from the moment of your diagnosis.

Along with your oncologist, you will have the support of a nurse, an oncology nurse care manager and a pharmacist — as well as a full cast of other team members, such as pathologists, radiologists, integrative medicine specialists, a social worker, a psychologist, a dietitian and a chaplain.

This team recognizes that your cancer journey is unique and your treatment should be, too. That’s why we offer the most precise therapies possible that are catered to your exact cancer. 

One way we do this is through our Molecular Tumor Board. By analyzing your genes, our oncologists are able to target specific mutations and tailor therapies to your needs. Through our Molecular Tumor Board, you are also able to enroll in innovative early-phase clinical trials, meaning that you would be among the first to receive a promising new drug.

Tomorrow’s treatments today

We’re dedicated to shaping the future of cancer care through research and ensuring that our patients are able to receive the most advanced therapies now.

Because we are the only comprehensive cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute, you have access to innovative new drugs, treatment options and clinical trials that aren’t available elsewhere.

We have over 300 nationally sponsored therapeutic clinical trials and research studies for different cancers – more than any other cancer center in the region. Our specialists are also able to collaborate with other NCI-designated cancer centers across the nation for additional support and insight into the latest breakthroughs in cancer care. 

How to make an appointment

Thank you for considering Markey for your cancer care. If you’d like to take the next step and make an appointment, fill out and submit our secure form or give us a call at 859-257-4488.Here’s what you can expect from your first visit.

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Welcome to the UK Markey Cancer Center



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.