Oncology Ethics Program

The UK Markey Cancer Center Oncology Ethics Program provides ethics education and services for clinical and research faculty, staff, and trainees.

This new program incorporates the oncology ethics education and services available to patients in our integrated and comprehensive cancer center. Announcements on oncology ethics programming at MCC weekly research seminar series, annual conferences, and events are sent through the MCC listserv.


Dr. Sarah RosenthalThe UK Markey Cancer Center Oncology Ethics Program is led by M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD.

As director of the MCC Oncology Ethics Program, Dr. Rosenthal helps ensure oncology ethics-focused programming is present in many of MCC’s most visible and wide-ranging events. Dr. Rosenthal is a professor and founding director of the UK Program for Bioethics, and has appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Science.

Read more about Dr. Rosenthal on the Bioethics Program website.


Oncology will be a featured topic annually as part of the regular grand rounds and lectures sponsored by the UK Program for Bioethics. For more information, see below.


For more information on the MCC Oncology Ethics Program, please email M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.