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Dr. Mark Evers: Kentuckians should make regular checkups, cancer screenings a priority

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget – understandably – about many of the other actions we should be taking to keep ourselves healthy. You’ve heard a lot of guidelines about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, washing your hands regularly, and much more – good advice that we should all continue to follow as we try to prevent the further spread of the...

Six Kentucky hospitals named among nation’s ‘Best Regional Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Six Kentucky hospitals have been named among the nation’s “Best Regional Hospitals” in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report magazine. They are, in order, the University of Kentucky hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood-Covington Hospitals, and in a tie for third, Baptist Health Lexington, Baptist Health Louisville, Norton...

Clark Regional Medical Center becomes latest to join UK Markey Cancer Center affiliate network

Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky. has announced a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. By becoming a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network member, Clark Regional Medical Center will now be able to offer more patients in Central and Eastern Kentucky access to additional specialty...

Owensboro Health becomes latest to join UK Markey Cancer Center Research Network

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward Owensboro Health has joined the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Research Network (MCCRN). With this new relationship, patients in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana will have easier access to innovative clinical research studies. Areas of research will include epidemiology, prevention and early detection of cancer. Markey Cancer Center is a National...

UK Markey Cancer Center launching new undergraduate training program with $200,000 grant

By Kimberly Carmony Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received nearly $200,000 in funding for a new two-year training program designed to prepare UK undergraduate students from Appalachian Kentucky to pursue cancer-focused careers. Administrators of the program are now recruiting applicants. Led by Markey Director Dr. Mark Evers and Markey Assistant Director...

E-cigarettes are ‘quite harmful,’ UK Markey Cancer Center director tells legislative panel

Limited research to date on electronic cigarettes — or e-cigarettes — shows they are “quite harmful,” University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers told a legislative panel today.   E-cigarettes resemble tobacco-filled cigarettes. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) Dr. Evers told the state legislative Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee that current...