Where Kentucky Comes to Beat Cancer™

Through the generosity of our community, the UK Markey Cancer Foundation supports Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute-Designated cancer center, leading the charge to reverse our state's high rates of cancer and deaths.

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Patients are Counting on Us

Every hour, of every day, someone in Kentucky dies of cancer.

The UK Markey Cancer Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the UK Markey Cancer Center. Patients count on the generosity of donors, medical expertise of caregivers, and discoveries of researchers for life-changing and lifesaving outcomes.

With your support, we’re battling Kentucky’s high rates of cancer and deaths.

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Together, we’re tackling cancer head on for patients who need us most.

Your Gift Helps Fight Cancer from Every Angle

Our UK Markey community stops at nothing to beat cancer. Your critical support helps ensure patients receive the comprehensive care needed in each of these key areas:

Patient Care Patient Care

Leading-edge clinical treatment, caring staff and support services make the road to recovery possible.

Research Research

World-class researchers, across a broad spectrum of cancer research fields, create life-changing outcomes for patients.

Prevention Prevention

Screening programs and cancer risk education reduce Kentuckians’ likelihood of developing cancer.

Patient Assistance Patient Assistance

Comprehensive support services treating more than just the disease help patients and their families navigate cancer.

Leading-Edge Facilities Leading-Edge Facilities

State-of-the-art technology ensures every patient receives innovative treatment and a customized care plan.

Make A Donation

Support the fight against cancer and the patients in our care in a way that’s meaningful to you. When you make a donation to UK Markey, you help your family, your friends, your neighbors' and your community.

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Give Now

Every gift helps fuel the fight against cancer. Make a one-time gift now.

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Give Monthly

Cancer is an ongoing battle. Join the fight with a monthly gift today.

Stories of Impact

Read the inspiring stories of patients who turned to our doctors, nurses, researchers and donors for help in their fight against cancer.

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Exciting News! UK Markey Cancer Center Obtains NCI Comprehensive Status

Markey Cancer Center attains NCI's highest status as Comprehensive Care Center on September 15, 2023. Photos by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto Dear Valued Supporter of the Markey Cancer Foundation, It is with great pleasure that…

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Three Lexington High School Students Create Tutoring Business and Donate Profits to the Markey Cancer Foundation

Lexington students raise over $1,600 to benefit the UK Markey Cancer Foundation by requesting donations are made in honor of the tutoring service they provide.

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The UK Markey Cancer Foundation Supporters Submit Kind Messages for those Undergoing Treatment at the Markey Cancer Center

Through what has now become a tradition taking place multiple times a year, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation collected hundreds of kind and uplifting messages for those receiving in-patient care at the Markey…

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News Stories

Read about breaking news and research, and gain an inside perspective from caregivers on the ground fighting cancer each day.

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The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation’s Markey Women Strong Program Awards the 2023 Distinguished Researcher Grants

Christine Brainson, PhD Rina Plattner, PhD On Friday, May 12th, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation’s Markey Women Strong program awarded its annual Distinguished Researcher Grants to UK Markey Cancer Center researchers Dr. Rina…

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Tradition of Sending Messages to Markey Patients Carries on for the Holidays

The tradition of the UK Markey Cancer Foundation carried on this past holiday season by collecting kind messages from the community to display in the Markey Cancer Center. The Markey Cancer Foundation collected hundreds of…

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UK Healthcare No. 1 Again in KY., Markey Cancer Center Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

By Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare earned the ranking of the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and recognized in the Bluegrass Region by the 2022-23 Best Hospitals…

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