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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. Thomas Payne explains the use of a Juul e-cigarette in the shape of a flash drive.

Limits on e-cigarette sales to teens aid nicotine addiction battle

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The FDA’s recent proposal to curb the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers by limiting access to their fruity flavors is good news for those who want to keep children tobacco-free. But it really doesn’t go far enough, a UMMC tobacco cessation expert says. Read More

Dr. Ashley Albert, radiation oncology chief resident, poses with the hashtag that has generated more than 3 million views by Nov. 7, Madame Marie Curie’s birthday.

#WomenWhoCurie highlights female radiation oncologists

Monday, November 19, 2018

UMMC resident Dr. Ashley Albert has helped create a national group focused on increasing female involvement in radiation oncology and has helped organize a social media campaign to help spread the group's message. 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.