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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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Misty Hall of Houston, a UMMC Cancer Institute patient, pauses for a quick hot drink in the Hope Lodge's kitchen and eating area after finishing her appointments for the day.

Hope Lodge goal: Patients more focused on their cancer fight

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Hope Lodge, which will provide lodging, meals and transportation to patients receiving cancer care and treatment in the Jackson area, officially opens today. Located across State Street from the Medical Center, the Lodge can remove the barriers Mississippians that live many miles away from Jackson-area cancer providers face. Read More

Rebecca Smith, right, bone marrow transplant outpatient nurse, helps Shirley Crnkovic review the equipment she'll take home with her from the hospital.

Touching base daily by telehealth helps BMT patients recover more quickly

Monday, March 25, 2019

Using telehealth technology, the UMMC Cancer Institute’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit staff can detect issues before they become critical. Patients who have returned home have found the daily contact reassuring. The program is leading to better outcomes and fewer days in the hospital. 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.