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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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Dr. Michal Senitko, right, performs a medical thoracoscopy on patient Wayne Simpson in coordination with Dr. James T. Williams, left, and Dr. Trey Abraham,

Procedure eases complications related to fluid around lungs

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Medical thoracoscopy provides relief for those who suffer with effusions, or an unusually large amount of fluid around the lungs that can result in coughing, trouble breathing, chest pain and fever. The minimally invasive procedure generally performed at academic medical centers is now available at UMMC after a 15-year hiatus. Read More

New faculty member Dr. Laura Newman is a UMMC graduate who also served as a resident and fellow at the Medical Center.

Dr. Laura Newman treats young hematology, oncology patients at alma mater

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dr. Laura Newman may be a new faculty member in pediatrics at UMMC, but she knows the campus well. Through medical school, residency and fellowship, the Greenville native has been a part of the Medical Center campus for about a decade. Read More


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.



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



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.