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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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Marilyn Triplett, left, a multiple myeloma patient, talks to Dr. Stephanie Elkins, professor of hematology and oncology and head of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UMMC CCRI.

UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute boasts new name, strong goals

Monday, April 22, 2019

To better reflect its roles in providing cancer care to patients; researching better ways to detect, deter and defeat cancer; and educating Mississippi oncology professionals in providing state-of-the-art cancer therapies, the UMMC Cancer Institute has changed its name to the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute. Read More

Mississippi has one of the highest rates of deaths from cervical cancer in the nation, and the numbers are worse for black women in the state. The School of Nursing and the NIH’s National Cancer Institute are entering in a unique partnership that aims to change that.

SON, NIH team up to reduce cervical cancer in Mississippi

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere. 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.