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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
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
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
Dr. Nita Maihle has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute as Associate Director for Research.
Published on Tuesday, March 26, 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.
Published on Monday, March 25, 2019
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.
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