In a recent press release, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced that it partnered with the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky, to expand Markey’s oncology program in the community and to offer additional resources to local patients. Markey states that the collaboration will help grow and improve a wide range of oncology services at T.J. Samson, including psychosocial support, patient navigation, and rehabilitation services. Through the formal collaboration, Markey and T.J. Samson hope to significantly strengthen cancer prevention and treatment in the state. The partnership between the two organizations is particularly important because Kentucky has one of the nation’s highest rates of cancer occurrence and mortality.
Markey will also help T.J. Samson prepare for the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer accreditation that is necessary for T.J. Samson to become part of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN). Currently a candidate member of MCCAN, T.J. Samson is working to become a full affiliate member.