Owensboro Health Partnering With Markey Cancer Center
Owensboro Health is beginning a new partnership with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center that will focus on sharing research and resources for clinical trials. Under the agreement, cancer patients being treated at Owensboro Health’s Mitchell Center won’t have to travel to participate in clinical trials.
Eligible patients will now have access to new treatments in Owensboro. The partnership will also provide access to training, research materials and communication with the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. Bonnie Roberts is the director at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center in Owensboro. She said the partnership will eliminate barriers for patients who want to participate in trials, but can’t travel to Lexington or farther.
“So hopefully it will bring new opportunities for treatment for cancer or prevention or early detection for patients locally as well as across the commonwealth.” Roberts said.
Roberts said the partnership will provide opportunities for physician training and more access to research. She said knowing about more clinical trials and having access to research will help physicians provide cancer patients with more options.