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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.

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Featured News

Dr. Nita Maihle's leadership award from the U.S. Department of Defense will go a long way in the battle against the No. 1 cause of death among cancers of the female reproductive system.

Award lets researchers escalate war on ‘disease that whispers’

Monday, January 11, 2021

Ovarian cancer, which kills more women than any other type of female reproductive cancer, is difficult to treat and often detected too late. Because it occurs relatively infrequently, it is also difficult to research. But a UMMC scientist is leading a community of researchers bound to turn up the volume on a furtive disease that is all but silent. Read More

Robinson to lead CCRI clinical trials program

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dr. William Russel “Rusty” Robinson has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Center and Research Institute as a professor in gynecologic oncology and hematology/oncology and to lead its cancer clinical trials program. 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.