If you or someone you love encounters a cancer diagnosis in the future, it can be difficult to navigate the best course of action. Lexingtonians — and other Kentuckians across the Commonwealth — have a resource right in their backyard to help them on their journey: the UK Markey Cancer Center.
Markey is the only cancer center in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute. Read: Kentuckians who come to the center have access to innovative new drugs, treatment options, and clinical trials that aren’t available elsewhere. The center’s specialists are also able to collaborate with other NCI-designated cancer centers across the nation for additional support and insight into the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.
By the numbers
- 300+. Nationally-sponsored therapeutic clinical trials and research studies for different cancers — giving folks access to the newest, most innovative treatment options for their specific type of cancer.
- 19. The number of community hospitals across the state that are part of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network.
- $90 million. The amount of money UK HealthCare is hoping to raise to improve cancer care in KY.
- Top 50. The national ranking Markey has earned for six consecutive years from U.S. News & World Report.
So, what does that mean for Kentuckians facing a cancer diagnosis? As a patient at Markey, you’ll have a team of experts looking at your individual case, applying the most up-to-date cancer knowledge to give you the best chance of recovery.
Comprehensive, collaborative cancer care means patients receive the support of oncologists, nurses, oncology nurse care managers, pharmacists, alongside pathologists, radiologists, integrative medicine specialists, a social worker, a psychologist, a dietitian, and a chaplain.
As of 2023, Kentucky is the No. ____ state for cancer incidence and death. Take a guess.*