Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital joins UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is now a part of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network.
Markey Cancer Center is one of only 69 medical centers in the country to earn National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center designation – and is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky.
In announcing the affiliation, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital CEO, Tim Bess, stated, “As we work toward fulfilling our mission of Making Communities Healthier, it is clear to me that the relationship between Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Markey Cancer Center will go a long way in achieving that goal.”
The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) was created in 2006 to provide high-quality cancer care closer to home for patients across the region, and to minimize the effects of cancer through prevention and education programs, exceptional clinical care, and access to research. As a NCI cancer center, they also have access to new drugs, treatment options and clinical trials offered only at NCI centers.
By becoming a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate, we will now be able to offer our LCRH patients access to additional specialty and subspecialty physicians and care, including clinical trials and advanced technology, while allowing them to receive most treatments locally.
“We are honored to partner with Markey Cancer Center,” concluded Bess. “Our region and our patients will benefit greatly from this relationship.”