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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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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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

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

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Stories of Impact

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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Revolutionary Therapies Bring Lifesaving Care

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

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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News & Updates

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

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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Markey Women Strong Selects Drs. Teresa Fan and Kate Zaytseva for 2020 Distinguished Researcher Grants

Markey Women Strong Selects Drs. Teresa Fan and Kate Zaytseva for 2020 Distinguished Researcher Grants

The UK Markey Cancer Foundation group Markey Women Strong selected Drs. Teresa Fan and Kate Zaytseva as the recipients of the 2020 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant. The researchers will be awarded with a…

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