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Building Named for Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson

The new Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women at the UK Markey Cancer Center is scheduled to open in spring 2002.

 

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.

·        Multidisciplinary 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 the disease.

·        The Women’s 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 cancer.

By Maureen McArthur


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