Research Priorities - Cancer
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  • Oct 6 2021

A new study from the lab of Markey Cancer Director Mark Evers, M.D., demonstrates the critical role of the hormone neurotensin in cell proliferation and stem cell function in the small intestine.

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  • Sep 28 2021

A recent study demonstrates that a combination of two drugs used together provides better than expected results, providing a promising treatment strategy for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.

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  • Sep 2 2021

Lt. Gov. Coleman and several of Kentucky’s female legislators joined UK HealthCare to highlight the work of the Markey Cancer Center's Ovarian Cancer Screening Program.

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  • Aug 17 2021

The initiative aims to create a connected, integrated statewide cancer provider network. 40% of all new cancer cases in Kentucky are directly or indirectly cared for by Markey.

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  • Apr 26 2021

The UK Markey Cancer Center has officially launched a unique new clinical trial to test whether Artemisia annua extract can prevent ovarian cancer recurrence.

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  • Feb 19 2021

The curriculum includes information on cancer data and risk factors in the region, follows national and state science and health education standards, and is tailored to cultural aspects of Appalachian Kentucky.

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  • Feb 1 2021

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is teaming up with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Jan 12 2021

A new study by UK Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that DACH1 mutations are prevalent in Kentucky patients with endometrial cancer, suggesting that DACH1 may be a candidate biomarker for future trials with immunotherapy.

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  • Nov 10 2020

A major initiative of Williams and the Markey Community Impact Office will be the organization and expansion of Markey’s research and outreach portfolio that is focused on reducing cancer and other health disparities based on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc.

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  • Oct 29 2020

Building on these findings, Plattner and Markey oncologists are now collaborating with the pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop a Phase I clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of using nilotinib in relapsed melanoma patients.