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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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We offer our expert cancer care at UMMC Grenada.

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Tomeka Harps of Brandon, whose cancer was discovered at the 2017 See, Test and Treat congratulates a group of women for coming and offers encouragement.

Cervical or breast cancer? See, Test and Treat!

Monday, July 25, 2022

When breast or cervical cancer silently lurks in a woman’s body, early detection is paramount. UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute is partnering with several other organizations to offer free screening for women who qualify August 20 at the Jackson Medical Mall. Read More

Medical student Jessica McKenzie, left, shadows Dr. Mildred Ridgway, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, during a surgical procedure at Wiser Hospital.

Internship “opens eyes” of students to the disease that racked their families

Monday, July 11, 2022

For one month, five medical students selected for their interest, background and abilities explored cancer care at the Medical Center, in a pursuit that, for them, was every bit as personal as it was professional. 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.