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:
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.
Monday, January 29, 2024
Mississippi is notorious for having among the worst cancer survival rates in the country. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates cancer deaths in Mississippi to be 20% higher than the national average. Read More
Monday, July 10, 2023
When reflecting on his family’s history of cancer and the difficulties they faced, the relationships Dr. Rodney Rocconi develops with patients become personal. He believes economic, mortality and racial health disparities serve as monumental obstacles for patients, so his life’s work focuses on addressing and overcoming these inequalities. Read More
UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute to seek national designation
Published on Monday, January 29, 2024
Gene therapy offers hope for sickle cell patients
Published on Monday, January 22, 2024
Early supporter of Children’s cancer center makes $1M donation toward renovations
Published on Monday, July 17, 2023
Dr. Rodney Rocconi: Ole Miss alumnus returns home to lead call to arms to improve cancer care
Published on Monday, July 10, 2023
Pediatric cancer, blood treatments move temporarily to Wiser to make room for renovations
Published on Monday, April 3, 2023
See, Test & Treat: Powerful preventative and educational tool to combat cancer
Published on Monday, March 27, 2023
Significant renovations coming for Children’s of Mississippi’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Published on Thursday, November 3, 2022
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 Center and Research 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.