Grants and Contracts Details


The Markey Cancer Center (MCC), a dedicated matrix cancer center established as an integral part of the University of Kentucky (UK) and the UK HealthCare enterprise, has undergone dramatic expansion in recent years and has recently obtained support through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant mechanism. This significant momentum is being harnessed to drive a measurable reduction in cancer mortality in Kentucky, particularly Appalachian Kentucky, through a comprehensive program of cancer research, prevention, and patient care. Situated on a campus with all six health professions colleges in proximity to each other, the MCC offers a history of rich transdisciplinary collaboration, an outstanding program of cancer prevention and control that has produced seminal work in Appalachian Kentucky, nationally acclaimed basic research programs in cancer biology and DNA repair and oxidative stress, and a translational therapeutics program complemented by a top five College of Pharmacy. Major efforts are being made to further enhance the translational research activity at the MCC. This supplement will provide support for the time and effort of a dedicated cancer control coordinator at MCC who will form collaborations with state/local cancer coalitions and immunization programs in order to identify local research priorities and challenges to increase HPV vaccination uptake in the MCC catchment area.
Effective start/end date7/8/1312/31/15


  • National Cancer Institute


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