• About Us

    Mission

    Our mission at the Mississippi Children’s Cancer Center is to improve children’s health through scientific discoveries attainable by conducting cutting edge research and translating the discoveries into clinical care. 

    Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Oncology Clinical and Translational Research Team is led by Dr. Gail Megason, MD, Director of the Children’s Cancer Center, and Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics. The creation of our multidisciplinary collaborative research team was motivated by the realization that team science and completely new strategies are needed if we are to develop novel curative therapies and early interventions for all childhood cancers. We hope to rapidly develop more precise and effective treatments based on the unique characteristics of each child’s tumor and genomic make up. Our research team has deep expertise in the most lethal pediatric cancers, and are combining their experience and commitment to a sustained effort to improve cure rates.

    Our team applauds each of the patients who step forward to participate in research and clinical trials. Without patients who generously commit their time to participate in research and clinical trials, scientific advances would grind to a halt and development of novel therapeutic strategies would be inconceivable.