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Cancer Institute

The Cancer 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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Among the several UMMC faculty using elastin-like polypeptides to study new ways to treat disease are, from left, Dr. Lee Bidwell, Dr. Alejandro Chade, Dr. Drazen Raucher, Dr. Eric George, Dr. Amol Janorkar and Dr. Parminder Vig.

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

Monday, October 1, 2018

UMMC now holds five patents associated with elastin-like polypeptides, a versatile family of synthetic molecules that could change how diseases are treated. The efforts of multiple UMMC faculty members have resulted in a portfolio of ELP-related intellectual property that is one of the largest in the United States. Read More

Letitia Thompson, right, vice president of cancer control for the American Cancer Society's South Region, presents Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, with the society's St. George Award during a reception Thursday in Jackson.

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Friday, September 21, 2018

UMMC Cancer Institute director received praise for his years of work with the American Cancer Society to further patient therapies and support the organization's research and patient care efforts. 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 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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