Supplement: University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Support Grant - NON CHE

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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, community outreach, 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. Through this NCI administrative supplement – which places a National Outreach Network (NON) Community Health Educator (CHE) at MCC – we have the opportunity to capitalize on and add value to MCC’s existing community outreach and research efforts in Appalachian KY and further strengthen MCC’s commitment to disseminating NCI recommendations and resources to its constituents.
Effective start/end date7/8/136/30/16


  • National Cancer Institute


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