Research Priorities - Cancer
  • Article
  • Feb 19 2020

A new book of essays by young Kentucky students seeks to inform, inspire, motivate and uplift the reader through personal cancer stories and cancer prevention initiatives.

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  • Feb 10 2020

A new study led by UK Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates.

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  • Feb 5 2020

A new study by UK Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a particular protein could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis.

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  • Dec 18 2019

The UK College of Public Health, in coordination with UofL and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, have created a worksite intervention on lung cancer, which targets work sites with predominantly male employees in eight rural and medically underserved counties in southern Kentucky.

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  • Nov 20 2019

Nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of breast cancer care as studies show it improves quality of life, self-esteem and sexuality.

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  • Nov 20 2019

Ten years ago, UK administrators, students, faculty and staff made the decision to become a tobacco-free campus. Since then, the university has become a healthier place to live, work and learn.

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  • Oct 29 2019

This new study will involve public health partners throughout Appalachia, a geographically unique and underserved area that spans 54 counties in Kentucky and 32 counties in Ohio.

  • Podcast
  • Oct 25 2019

The ACTION program offers undergraduates and high schoolers the opportunity to gain cancer research, clinical, outreach and educational experiences in an effort to enrich their interest in a cancer-focused career.

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  • Sep 18 2019

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers provides new insight on targeted therapy for colorectal cancer metastasis.

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  • Sep 16 2019

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum.