The Cancer 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:
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.
Dr. John “Jack” Ruckdeschel, Cancer Institute director, describes what it takes to excel in cancer care.
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 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.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
A Pelahatchie man is encouraging others who are long-time smokers to investigate low-dose CT screening for possible lung cancer. Lung cancer, usually diagnosed after symptoms become apparent, often is too advanced to offer a high chance of success. Screening helps reverse those odds.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The UMMC Cancer Institute and the Department of Radiation Oncology installed the equipment in May to provide nonsurgical therapy for patients with malignant or benign brain tumors, brain metastases or other conditions. It’s pinpoint precision delivers therapy to tumors with less damage to healthy tissue.
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