Research Priorities - Cancer
  • Article
  • Sep 28 2022

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.

  • Article
  • Aug 12 2022

A new study published by UK Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that the common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

  • Article
  • Jun 30 2022

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.

  • Article
  • Jun 23 2022

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.

  • Article
  • Jun 2 2022

The $5 million donation will be celebrated with named space inside the new Markey Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Building’s Urologic Cancer Clinic, slated to open in 2025.

  • Article
  • May 25 2022

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.

  • Video
  • May 23 2022

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.

  • Article
  • May 16 2022

The report, released every five years, combines data and community perspectives that illustrate how social determinants of health, behaviors and biology intersect.

  • Article
  • May 13 2022

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.

  • Blog
  • May 10 2022

This blog is written by B. Mark Evers, M.D., director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, in recognition of National Cancer Research Month.