LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13. 2023) — In September, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that it has been named a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor a cancer center can earn from the NCI. There are only 55 NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and Markey is the first and only one in Kentucky.
To become a NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, centers must demonstrate added depth and breadth of laboratory, clinical and population-based research — including substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas. Comprehensive Cancer Centers are also recognized for cancer research and control programs that benefit the communities they serve, and programs to educate and train the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians.
In this episode of “UK at the Half,” UK Markey Cancer Center Director B. Mark Evers discusses Markey’s recent designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center and what that means for Kentucky.
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