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Cardio-Oncology clinic brings care to outpatients

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

Jessica Greer, left, a perioperatiove nurse at UMMC Grenada, checks IV equipment to be used by Geraldine Hammons of Gore Springs, who's receiving an immunotherapy drug infusion to fight her cancer.

UMMC Grenada cancer services offer options closer to home

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

Medical visionary Dr. Blair E. Batson: Pioneer advances Mississippi pediatric care in 20th Century

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

Facial reanimation surgery offers something to smile about

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

Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

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

People of the U: Vani Vijayakumar

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.

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021

UP's Merit Health Madison presence real 'win-win' for patients

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

Award lets researchers escalate war on ‘disease that whispers’

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

Skin Cancer Center offers expert care for common cancers

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020

Robinson to lead CCRI clinical trials program

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020

In midst of pandemic, UMMC continues taking care of patients

Published on Monday, April 20, 2020

Those at higher COVID-19 complication risk should note these tips

Published on Monday, April 20, 2020

New name reflects ongoing mission for pediatric hem-onc center

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020

People of the U: Lacie Matherne

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020

Mississippi museum brings the arts to adult cancer patients at UMMC

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020

People of the U: Jenny Herron

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

People of the U: Ophelia Spencer

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020

Growth, improved services highlight CCRI year

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

UMMC, CCRI provide custom wigs, makeovers to cancer patients

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening in MS yield positive results

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Cancer programs add cardio-oncology services for patients at risk

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

Breast cancer screenings can save lives

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Hilal joins CCRI hematology team

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

UMMC surgeons take on new roles

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Robotic device gives surgeons more flexibility to treat head, neck cancers

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019