Refer a Patient to Markey Cancer Center

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As Kentucky’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, the UK Markey Cancer Center has many qualities that remind patients, families and referring physicians that they are in good hands.

Markey’s cancer specialty teams work together with UK Chandler Hospital to provide primary patient care and support services. A center-wide emphasis on communication and collaboration allows Markey to operate at a high level and return patients back to their communities.

Along with a focus on teamwork, Markey looks toward the future of cancer care by developing treatments and new clinical trials. Markey has more open clinical trials than any other cancer center in the region, and offers patients access to clinical trials in multiple locations in Kentucky and West Virginia, serving the people of Kentucky and Appalachia close to home.

For the last seven years, Markey Cancer Center has been nationally recognized as a top 50 cancer center by U.S. News and World Report.

Refer a patient to Markey: call toll free 800-888-5533 or 859-231-9922.

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Contact Us

UK•MDs – To refer a patient, call toll free 800-888-5533 or 859-231-9922 | Fax: 859-323-4607. 

Physician Liaison – Our physician liaisons are available to meet with physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants, and their staff throughout the region to discuss referrals. To connect with a physician liaison, please visit the Physician Liaison Program page.

Education & Training

Learn about continuing medical education and attending seminars at Markey. Offerings include a mix of virtual/online, hybrid, and in-person events.

Find a Doctor

Search for a provider at Markey that best suits the needs of your patient.

Clinical Resources

Here you will find trusted resources for physicians looking for helpful information about tried-and-true cancer practices. Visit the clinical resources below for more.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Resources for Health Professionals - Find evidence-based information about cancer as well as educational information and training tools from the National Cancer Institute.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
  • Commission on Cancer (CoC) - The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care.
  • PubMed - This version of MedLine includes citations and abstracts on such topics as microbiology, delivery of health care, nutrition, pharmacology, and environmental health.

Markey Network

The UK Markey Cancer Center places great value in collaboration and innovation in cancer care. As a result, Markey directs two collaborative networks: the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network and Markey Cancer Center Research Network.


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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.