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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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Tiara Love is manager of the Patient Resource Center at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute.

People of the U: Tiara Love

Monday, April 18, 2022

When Tiara Love fits a nervous cancer patient with a wig at one of the scariest points in her life, Love knows how it feels. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in high school, Love herself wore a wig as she lost her hair during treatment. Her job now at the Cancer Center and Research Institute is to be a resource for patients who need education, understanding and a head covering that meets their needs. Read More

UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute Oncology Registered Nurse Christy Perrigin unpacks two vials of Evusheld

Preventative COVID-19 drug could help more Mississippians

Monday, March 28, 2022

The drug Evusheld can be a boon for patients who are immunocompromised and unable to build antibodies against COVID-19, despite being vaccinated and boosted. However, too few people are stepping up to receive the therapy that could save their lives or protect them from severe illness should they be sickened by the virus. UMMC has a full stock of Evusheld and stands ready to give it to those who qualify. Read More


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.



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



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.