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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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We offer our expert cancer care at UMMC Grenada.

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Nykeria Mcdougle, a cytotechnician in the cytology lab at UMMC, prepares patient specimen for testing as part of the See, Test & Treat event at the Jackson Medical Mall.

See, Test & Treat: Powerful preventative and educational tool to combat cancer

Monday, March 27, 2023

UMMC Cancer Center & Research Institute team of committed doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers join forces to provide free breast, cervical and oral cancer screenings for women at latest See, Test and Treat event. The vital effort empowers women through education on prevention and follow-up health care. Read More

Dr. Shannon Orr, associate professor of surgery, examines the incision of Moss Point resident Geremias Lux Pu before discharging him following his Oct 20 abdominal intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, procedure.

IORT surgery: Eliminate cancer, spare healthy tissue

Monday, October 31, 2022

Cancer surgery can be tricky, but UMMC specialists are performing an abdominal procedure that eliminates tumors while sparing precious organs, arteries and nerves perilously close to the cancerous growths. It’s called intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, an intensive radiation treatment administered during surgery. Read More

Doctor prepares syringes and vials as patient sitting on exam table looks on.


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.

Two smiling doctors review printed lab results.


The Cancer Center and Research Institute offers the state’s only residency and fellowship programs for professionals seeking a career in cancer care.

Researcher extracting samples from container.


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.