Outstanding cancer care requires an unparalleled team. Our specialists in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation medicine and pathology all work and consult together to deliver you the most effective treatments.

Whether given orally or intravenously (IV), chemotherapy passes through the body, hunting cancerous cells. When the medicine finds its target, it destroys them.

Experts aim a focused beam of high-energy radiation at cancerous cells. This radiation kills cancer. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

A combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, chemoradiation causes both treatments to be more effective than when given individually.

Depending on the location and extent of disease, surgeons remove part or all of the pancreas. At UK Markey Cancer Center, surgeons turn to robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques at every opportunity.

Medication or other substances find and destroy cancer cells. This therapy may have fewer side effects than radiation or chemotherapy.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.