Frequently Asked Questions for Referring Physicians

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UK Markey Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare to cancer patients. From diagnosis to support after treatment, our team has always strived to find the best road to recovery for our patients and their families.

The UK Markey Cancer Center and Lexington Clinic have joined in a collaboration to extend cancer support to more patients across the region than ever before. With increased access to physicians, technology and clinical trials, patients and families benefit from the collective breadth of care from both cancer centers.

Under the new collaboration, there are two locations and one outreach clinic. Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic in Lexington is a hospital-based department of the University of Kentucky Hospital. You can visit our hospital-based clinics webpage to learn about this type of clinic.

Together we also operate Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic – Richmond. Visit our locations page for more information on services provided at these clinics.

As referring physicians, you may have some questions and we are here to help. Learn more about this new collaboration below. For more general questions about this collaboration, visit the patient FAQ page here.

What is the collaboration?

Under the new collaboration, Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic in Lexington includes medical oncology and chemotherapy services. The radiation therapy, medical oncology and chemotherapy services in Richmond are also delivered in coordination with the UK Markey Cancer Center. UK HealthCare is the clinical enterprise for the university.

Why is this happening?

Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic further strengthens Lexington Clinic’s commitment to perfecting the patient experience. UK Markey Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 56 in the nation. Under this new collaboration, patients benefit from enhanced specialty pharmacy services, supportive treatment services, clinical trials and more. 

Will the referral process change?

No, the referral process will remain the same. Under this new collaboration, you will continue to refer patients to Lexington Clinic and UK Markey Cancer Center the same way you currently do.

How do I get notes back on my patients?

You will continue to receive those notes the way you currently do.

What does this mean for my patients?

The Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic collaboration is ultimately about providing the best possible care for our patients, including those who you refer. Through this collaboration, patients will have increased access to advanced cancer treatments and a continuum of care that they require, such as specialty pharmacy services, and expanded network of support services and research-based clinical trials for those who qualify.

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 56 in the nation.