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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Markey Cancer Foundation are proud and excited to host the 2017 NACCDO/PAMN Annual Meeting on April 18-21, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Southern starts here. Conveniently located in the center of the state and within a day’s drive of 75% of the country’s population, Lexington Kentucky is an excellent professional meeting destination. The 2017 meeting will take place in the heart of Lexington’s historic and vibrant downtown, yet minutes away from the bluegrass countryside, historic Keeneland race course and world famous bourbon distilleries. Retail boutiques, unique restaurants, and many other entertainment opportunities are all within easy walking distance in a city famous for its scenic beauty, world-famous Thoroughbred farms, small-town charm and genuine hospitality. Lexington offers a delightful combination of sophistication, culture, history, and fun.
The Lexington Convention Center is a beautiful and versatile multi-purpose event facility. The facility offers comfort and function as a dynamic venue for meetings and conventions. In addition, the center is attached to both conference hotels, Hyatt Regency Lexington and Hilton Lexington Downtown. Each of these hotels offers complimentary transportation to/from the Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX) and on-site parking.
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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center
The Markey Cancer Center was founded in 1983 and is a dedicated matrix cancer center established as an integral part of the University of Kentucky and the UK HealthCare enterprise. Markey is an NCI-designated center, receiving research funding and many other opportunities available only to the nation’s best cancer centers, and the only NCI-designated center in Kentucky and one of 69 in the nation. The clinical programs and services of the UK Markey Cancer Center are integrated with the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Markey’s cancer specialty teams work together with UK Chandler Hospital departments and divisions to provide primary patient care and support services as well as advanced specialty care with applicable clinical trials. All diagnostic services, clinical and pathology laboratories, operating rooms, emergent and intensive care, and radiation therapy services are also provided to cancer patients through UK Chandler Hospital.
Since its establishment in 1978, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation has been recognized as a forerunner in championing cancer research in Kentucky through direct support of the UK Markey Cancer Center. After contributing significantly to achieve the goal of earning the National Cancer Institute designation of the UK Markey Cancer Center in July, 2013, the Foundation’s support has expanded to fund innovative research, early detection and prevention initiatives. The Foundation works with researchers across a broad spectrum of cancer research fields to find and fund the best research and create better outcomes for patient treatments and care.