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Dr. Dennis Cheek Named Director of Medical Physics

After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Radiation Medicine has selected Dennis Cheek, PhD to serve as the new director of the department’s renowned...

Tags - Radiation Medicine

Posted - Jul 7Read More

UK First in Kentucky to Offer One-Time Microseed Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 3, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is the first medical facility in Kentucky to offer Concure Oncology’s Microseed radiation therapy for patients with early-stage...

Tags - Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Jun 3Read More

Markey's new Halcyon treatment system is designed to deliver precise image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy up to four times faster than standard technology.

Newly Renovated Radiation Medicine Expansion at Markey Now Open

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Medicine recently completed a major renovation, including the installation of new cutting-edge technology.The renovation includes a new...

Tags - Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Nov 15Read More

UK HealthCare Physicians Are Named to 2017-18 Best Doctors in America

UK HealthCare has more than 130 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors...

Tags - Ranking, Faculty, Clinical, UK HealthCare

Posted - Mar 26Read More

New Study Shows Promise for Repurposing Anti-Malarial Drug for Cancer Treatment

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that chloroquine – a drug currently used to treat malaria – may be useful in treating patients with metastatic cancers. Published in...

Tags - Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - Jan 10Read More

Resident Research Activities

Our medical residents have had several presentations and publications in national meetings. Some of these include:ASTRO 2015Approximately 11,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related experts...

Tags - Radiation Medicine

Posted - Nov 10Read More

Vivek Rangnekar's Research Laboratory

Left to Right: Nikhil Hebbar, James Sledziona, Ping Du, Ablesh Gautam, Tripti Shrestha-Bhattarai, Hannah Latta, Vivek Rangnekar, Nathalia Vitori Araujo, Sunil Nooti, Ravshan Burikhanov. Dr. Vivek Rangnekar's...

Tags - Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - Dec 5Read More

UK Study Identifies Molecule That Induces Cancer-killing Protein

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers has identified a novel molecule named Arylquin 1 as a potent inducer of Par-4 secretion from normal cells. Par-4 is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor,...

Tags - 490, Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - Sep 15Read More

Ironcology

 Dr. Jonathan Feddock, in addition to being a member of our faculty, performs regularly in Ironman distance triathlons.  In 2014, he created a fundraiser titled Ironcology, as a means of combining his talents...

Tags - Radiation Medicine, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Sep 3Read More

UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has...

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Posted - Dec 2Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Trial at UK is First of its Kind Worldwide

A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) may signal new hope in the future for those who might be...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer's research

Posted - Dec 2Read More

Dr. Ronan Tynan to Speak, Perform at Sanders-Brown Dinner Nov. 11

Singer, physician, athlete and inspirational speaker Dr. Ronan Tynan is no stranger to adversity. When Tynan was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 490, Invited Speaker Seminar

Posted - Nov 5Read More

Ambati Receives Junius-Kuhnt Award

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Junius-Kuhnt Award from the University of...

Tags - Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Posted - Nov 1Read More

UK HealthCare Named ‘Rising Star’ Hospital by University HealthSystem Consortium

University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has named UK HealthCare among the 2013 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC...

Tags - UK HealthCare, Clinical

Posted - Oct 18Read More

Clinical Education Research Day Highlights Research Activities, Opportunities

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 2nd Annual UK Clinical Research Education Day on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UK Chandler Hospital,...

Tags - Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Clinical

Posted - Oct 16Read More

Center for Clinical and Translational Science Announces Pilot Funding Recipients

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Funding Program announces recipients of its most recent round of pilot funding in the Collaborative Category. The mission...

Tags - Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Oct 2Read More