Where Kentucky Comes Together to Beat Cancer

Through the generous contributions 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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Revolutionary Therapies Bring Lifesaving Care

“When my doctors told me I would be the first patient at UK Markey to receive a new treatment, I was a little worried. But I knew I was in the best hands.”

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A Brave Man’s 4 Year Road to Remission

“Darrell has always been a fighter, and he was encouraged that the doctors and nurses at UK Markey are real fighters too.”

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Community Kindness Inspired Her Fight

“The UK Markey team is determined to win their all-out war against cancer. If one strategy doesn’t work, they’re right there, ready to try another one.”

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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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Nurse Navigator

The UK Markey Cancer Foundation’s Nurse Navigator serves as a resource for grateful patients and their families, ensuring those who generously support UK Markey do not face a cancer diagnosis alone.

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UK HealthCare Ranks Top in Ky., Cancer Care Ranks 29th Nationally in U.S. News & World Report

By Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 28, 2020) – For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare has been named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region…

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Op-Ed: Kentuckians Should Make Regular Checkups, Cancer Screenings a Priority

By Mark Evers LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2020) – With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget – understandably – about many of the other actions we should be taking to keep ourselves healthy. You’ve…

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