UK HealthCare Research

Our Research Leads to Breakthroughs in Treatment

Guidance for research participants

The University of Kentucky is pausing select human subject research studies. The health and safety of our community is of paramount importance during the COVID-19 emergency. Read the full statement »

UK HealthCare is part of an academic medical center that has a thriving research community.

Medical advances are frequently made in a wide variety of health care disciplines. By participating in a research-based clinical trial, you can play a more active role in your health care and gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.

You can also help others by contributing to medical research. Ask your physician if there are any research studies being conducted at UK that may benefit you. To help you decide, the researchers involved will explain the details of the study.

Treating Cancer at the Molecular Level

The UK Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, is proud to be on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment. Our Molecular Tumor Board, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth, uses precision medicine to analyze the genetic makeup of a patient’s cancer and then enlists a team of experts to determine the best treatment for that unique cancer – and that patient. It’s just one way we’re harnessing the power of advanced medicine to tackle the very real challenges cancer poses for our patients and our state.