The cost of cancer treatment negatively impacts the physical and mental health of survivors who are living in poverty, according to a recent study co-authored by Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., Markey Cancer Center’s associate director of Cancer Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Three Lexington-native Paul Laurence Dunbar High School students earned first, second and third place overall at the 2022 Best of Fair regional science awards, all with training from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center faculty members.
The new online data mapping application allows users to explore cancer incidence and mortality data alongside population demographics, social determinants of health, and behavioral risk factors at various geographic levels across the Commonwealth.
A prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences totaling $11.4 million will continue to fund UK’s Center for Cancer Metabolism over the next five years.
Childhood cancer rates in Kentucky appear to be higher than the national rates for several cancer types. The UK Markey Cancer Center provides leading care to children in Kentucky, identifying new mechanisms causing these cancers and developing new treatment modalities.
Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about its role in preventing obesity.