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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dr. Brandon Lennep has been named to head the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute Cardio-Oncology Clinic at its Jackson Medical Mall outpatient facilities. Read More
Monday, May 3, 2021
For those undergoing chemotherapy or immunotherapy infusions, traveling hours for care can cause stress and inconvenience. Cancer patients in the Grenada region now have a number of treatment options close to home delivered by a dedicated UMMC team that includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and laboratory staff. Read More
Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Under the Rainbow, the semi-annual magazine for Children's of Mississippi.
Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Life-saving brain surgery to remove a dangerous tumor was inevitable for Dereck Moore, and complications from such a sensitive procedure were possible. When he awoke from the procedure with some facial paralysis, help was already on the way. Dr. Randall Jordan transferred a nerve from Moore’s calf to his face, making it possible for him to smile again.
Published on Monday, March 29, 2021
It truly was a race against the clock: When a team of plastic and oral/maxillofacial specialists at UMMC agreed to remove a large, aggressive tumor from the jaw of a Puerto Rican teen and then rebuild that bone, the surgeons had no time to waste. The fast-growing tumor, already the size of a softball, left the patient unable to open her mouth or eat. Today, she is cancer-free.
Published on Monday, March 15, 2021
Dr. Vani Vijayakumar’s experience years ago as a hospitalized patient affected her conduct as a physician, she said, making her a better listener and even more sympathetic to those under her care. Her commitment to meeting their needs inspired her to secure for the Medical Center a new treatment that can prolong a cancer’ patient’s life.
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