A Dual Diagnosis

“The comprehensive care I received at UK Markey not only focused on treating my cancer, but their team also saw me through some of the most challenging personal moments I have ever experienced.”

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The Faces in the Fight Against Cancer

Behind every diagnosis is a person with a story. As the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky, we’re committed to fighting alongside each patient, through triumph and tragedy. Here’s how your support is helping to change outcomes for patients and is making UK Markey the place where Kentucky comes to beat cancer.

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COVID-19 Devastation in India Hits Home for Many South Asian Americans at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2021) – Though she grew up in California, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center research assistant Sumati Hasani spent many summers of her childhood visiting her extended family in India. The first-generation South Asian…

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Markey Women Strong Award 2021 Distinguished Researcher Grants, Reaches $500,000 in Total Giving

On May 18, 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. Emilia Galperin and Dr. Luksana Chaiswing.  This marks…

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Local Hotel Group Offers Lodging to Markey Cancer Center Patients During Pandemic

When the Hope Lodge had to close at the beginning of the pandemic, the UK Markey Cancer Foundation and Markey Cancer Center worked with Rainmaker Hospitality who donated more than 1,000 nights’ stays to cancer patients, caretakers and family members.

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Stories of Impact

Markey Cancer Foundation and Markey Cancer Center’s 2020 Successes

Markey Cancer Foundation and Markey Cancer Center’s 2020 Successes

In a year where nothing went quite like one expected, the UK Markey Cancer Center and Markey Cancer Foundation, soldiered on caring for patients and persevering in the fight against cancer. Below are some of…

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Markey Women Strong – Now Accepting 2021 Renewals and New Memberships

Markey Women Strong – Now Accepting 2021 Renewals and New Memberships

Renewals and new member sign-ups are now available for the 2021 Markey Women Strong program.

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Teenage Markey DineAround Creator Honored For His Work to Help Fight Cancer

Teenage Markey DineAround Creator Honored For His Work to Help Fight Cancer

Drew Rodriguez, the teenage creator of the Markey DineAround, was honored with the Young Adult in Philanthropy award at the 2020 virtual National Philanthropy Day hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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Markey Women Strong News & Updates | Issue 1

Markey Women Strong News & Updates | Issue 1

Catch up with the 2020 Markey Women Strong Research Grant recipients, Drs. Teresa Fan and Kate Zaytseva, and hear how the pandemic has affected their research, as well as other updates from the Markey Cancer Foundation and Markey Cancer Center.

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The Markey Cancer Foundation Aims to Brighten Thanksgiving for Patients

The Markey Cancer Foundation Aims to Brighten Thanksgiving for Patients

The Markey Cancer Foundation collected over 800 heartfelt messages and notes of encouragement for Markey patients this Thanksgiving. Read them here!

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News & Updates

Markey Women Strong News & Updates | Issue 2

Markey Women Strong News & Updates | Issue 2

Get the latest on the 2020 Markey Women Strong grant recipients and how your funding helped them further their research in a year unlike any other.

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UK Markey Cancer Foundation Provides Appreciation Lunch to Markey Cancer Center Clinical Staff

UK Markey Cancer Foundation Provides Appreciation Lunch to Markey Cancer Center Clinical Staff

On January 28, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, via a donor-restricted gift, provided 295 lunches to members of the clinical staff at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

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Nurse Navigator

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

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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