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Cancer Center and Research Institute

The Cancer Center and Research Institute unites physicians, nurses and researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Mississippi in the quest to stop cancer through:

  • Interdisciplinary world class cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
  • Research to better prevent, detect and treat cancer.
  • Education for Mississippi residents and the medical caregivers who one day will provide their cancer care.

Adult and pediatric physicians see more than 2,000 new patients annually and follow more than 5,800 survivors. Cancer teams see many people with rare or complex care needs.

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Factors needed for breast cancer metastasis identified

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dr. Marcus Zachariah, a member of the CCRI Interdisciplinary Brain and CNS care team and a researcher, is co-lead author of a landmark study on breast cancer brain metastasis, “HIF1A signaling selectively supports proliferation of breast cancer in the brain” recently published in the Nature Communications journal. Read More

Jessica Greer, left, a perioperatiove nurse at UMMC Grenada, checks IV equipment to be used by Geraldine Hammons of Gore Springs, who's receiving an immunotherapy drug infusion to fight her cancer.

UMMC Grenada cancer services offer options closer to home

Monday, May 3, 2021

For those undergoing chemotherapy or immunotherapy infusions, traveling hours for care can cause stress and inconvenience. Cancer patients in the Grenada region now have a number of treatment options close to home delivered by a dedicated UMMC team that includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and laboratory staff. Read More

Treatment

Interdisciplinary teams meet regularly to review each new patient’s case and recommend the best treatment for each individual. Doctors here see many unusual and complex cases.

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Education

The Cancer Center and Research Institute offers the state’s only residency and fellowship programs for professionals seeking a career in cancer care.

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Research

Researchers and physicians at UMMC and at the University of Mississippi are working together to seek new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

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