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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.

We are now offering our expert cancer care at UMMC Grenada.

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Robinson to lead CCRI clinical trials program

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dr. William Russel “Rusty” Robinson has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Center and Research Institute as a professor in gynecologic oncology and hematology/oncology and to lead its cancer clinical trials program. Read More

April Collier, right, phlebotomist, prepares to draw labs from Tamathy Summerall of Hattiesburg in a tent near the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute's outpatient clinics at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

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

Monday, April 20, 2020

People with chronic diseases and those whose immune systems are suppressed have a higher mortality rate from the COVID-19 virus than people without those complicating factors. UMMC experts promote suggestions for avoiding exposure to the novel coronavirus. 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.