A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event filled with stress and anxiety. The UK Markey Cancer Centers understands the challenges you and your family face, and we’re here to help. Every day, patients turn to Markey to find answers to difficult problems and guidance in the face of uncertainty.
With the backing of world-class treatment and research, our cancer specialists will develop a treatment plan specialized for you with the ultimate goal of returning you to your life as quickly as possible.
Learn more about what sets Markey apart.
Advanced medicine and patient care
Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than 20 years, and we are proud to be the only cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute. In August 2017, Markey was designated as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2018, Markey rose to the No. 38 ranked cancer center in the nation.
Our expert teams of physicians, nurses and other health care providers have experience working with patients like you in a compassionate and caring environment.
For patients with advanced or recurrent cancer, we often use the latest research programs offering breakthrough treatments and therapies. You will also have access to more than 100 nationally sponsored clinical studies for different types of cancer.
Expert team of specialists and individualized treatment plans
We take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to treating different types of cancer. Our multidisciplinary teams include a dedicated primary nurse, an oncology nurse care manager, a dietitian, a social worker, a pharmacist, a chaplain, volunteers, and a physical or enterostomal therapist (for patients who have undergone an enteroscopy or need special wound care) when necessary.
However, the most important members of the team are our patients and their families. You will receive an individualized assessment to help you decide which treatment best meets your needs and personal preferences.
We treat you as a whole person, addressing your physical, mental and familial needs.
Advances in surgery, radiation and medical oncology often involve breakthrough technology. The Markey Cancer Center is committed to providing these approaches to you.
Learn more about Markey's dedicated cancer care floor in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A, opening December 10, 2017.
Quality of life
Our staff places great value on caring for your quality of life throughout the course of your cancer treatment. Our physicians, surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists specialize in cancer treatments that maintain the patient's normal appearance and organ function. We specialize in minimally invasive and robotic surgery that improves recovery time and allows you to get back to doing the things you love.