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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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Dr. Neha Varshney, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, examines a biopsy sample from a patient who underwent a colonoscopy.

It’s official: 70 percent of eligible Mississippians screened for colorectal cancer by 2020

Monday, November 15, 2021

When 55 percent of eligible Mississippians were screened for colorectal cancer in 2014, a grassroots organization vowed to up that percentage to 70 percent by 2020. Today, founders of the 70X2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative can claim victory – but Mississippi is far from finished with the battle to prevent colorectal cancer.. Read More

Helping UMMC earn the title of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence are, from left, sonographer April Day Olsen; Dr. Susan Shamburger, chief of the Division of Radiology; sonographer Tammy Williams; mammography technologist Brooke Matherne; sonographer Chelsea Trim; mammography technologist Stacy Reno; and clinical outcomes coordinator Lori Ming.

UMMC earns ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence honors

Monday, October 25, 2021

Centers with the designation are fully accredited in all American College of Radiology breast-imaging programs and modules including the ACR mammography accreditation program, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and breast MRI. 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.