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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.

UMMC has been recognized as a high performing hospital in the adult cancer specialty by U.S. News & World Report.

High performing hospitals U.S. News and World Report 2019-20 Cancer
We are now offering our expert cancer care at UMMC Grenada.

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Growth, improved services highlight CCRI year

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute expanded, improved services to patients, increased research efforts and received public notice of its efforts in 2019. Read More

Cynthia Lewis, center, a UMMC cancer patient, shares a laugh with Janice Johnson, left, and Cassie King.

UMMC, CCRI provide custom wigs, makeovers to cancer patients

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Women coping with cancer often lose their hair, an identifiable attribute that could bring them joy. Four patients at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute were treated to a new custom wig and makeover in a venture to help them heal, courtesy of a caring UMMC employee and a generous foundation. 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 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.