|LEXINGTON, KY (May
1, 2001)—The University of Kentucky Board of
Trustees today approved the recommendation of the UK Committee on
Naming University Buildings that the Women’s Cancer Facility at the UK
Markey Cancer Center be named the Marylou Whitney and John
Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women.
The very generous $2.5 million gift from Marylou Whitney and John
Hendrickson for the new Women’s Cancer Facility represents a major
portion of the $9.2 million required for the construction of the
facility. The donation
also is the largest ever received by the McDowell
Cancer Foundation, which supports the UK Markey Cancer Center in
its mission to advance cancer care and research.
The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer
Facility for Women at the UK Markey Cancer Center will house several
clinics and programs to serve women better.
clinics will provide innovative approaches to patient care where
patients can see all of their specialists in one clinic on one day.
If cancer is diagnosed, a team of specialists promptly reviews
the patient’s case and discusses available treatment options with
her that day. This makes
it possible for her to make important health decisions regarding her
care without unnecessary delays.
The UK Hereditary
Cancer Program will provide women at high risk of cancer,
especially breast and ovarian cancers, with genetic counseling to
understand the disease process and to devise ways to try to prevent
Health Center office will coordinate a women’s health
information center in the atrium of the building.
The Women’s Health Center will emphasize education, research,
clinical services, community outreach and leadership for women.
As a fully integrated part of the UK Markey Cancer
Center, cancer researchers in the new Marylou Whitney and John
Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women will work to prevent and cure