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Marilyn Triplett, left, a multiple myeloma patient, talks to Dr. Stephanie Elkins, professor of hematology and oncology and head of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UMMC CCRI.

UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute boasts new name, strong goals

Monday, April 22, 2019

To better reflect its roles in providing cancer care to patients; researching better ways to detect, deter and defeat cancer; and educating Mississippi oncology professionals in providing state-of-the-art cancer therapies, the UMMC Cancer Institute has changed its name to the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute. Read More

Mississippi has one of the highest rates of deaths from cervical cancer in the nation, and the numbers are worse for black women in the state. The School of Nursing and the NIH’s National Cancer Institute are entering in a unique partnership that aims to change that.

SON, NIH team up to reduce cervical cancer in Mississippi

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere. Read More

Hope Lodge goal: Patients more focused on their cancer fight

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.

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Maihle joins UMMC Cancer Institute

Dr. Nita Maihle has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute as Associate Director for Research.

Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Touching base daily by telehealth helps BMT patients recover more quickly

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.

Published on Monday, March 25, 2019

Jeopardy! competitor, UMMC experts lend perspective to host's diagnosis

Karen Bascom recently achieved a lifetime goal: In January, the Public Affairs editor-writer was a contestant on “Jeopardy!” Then came the devastating news that the quiz show's host, Alex Trebek, had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Bascom and the Jeopardy! community are rooting for Trebek, who vows to fight his disease.

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Opening Phase 1 adult cancer trials offers patients more options

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

Stem cell donation is start of Staursky’s overall plan

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New committee’s goal: Improve cancer care through communication

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Ruckdeschel named to Lung Roundtable

Published on Friday, November 30, 2018

Gibert joins UMMC Cancer Institute

Published on Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018

#WomenWhoCurie highlights female radiation oncologists

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

UMMC experts: Raising recommended HPV vaccine age range could save lives

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

Published on Monday, October 1, 2018

Morgan joins lung, GI cancer teams

Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

Procedure eases complications related to fluid around lungs

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dr. Laura Newman treats young hematology, oncology patients at alma mater

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mohs surgery leaves few signs of melanoma

Published on Monday, August 6, 2018

Collier to head Children’s Cancer Center

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Children's Cancer Center sees growth, anticipates changes

Published on Monday, July 9, 2018

Colorectal cancer experts embrace ACS call for earlier screening

Published on Monday, June 4, 2018

UMMC employee donates stem cells to perhaps save a life

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2018

CI leader participates in cancer discussion at Vatican

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018