MU Cancer Center Gains New Affiliate

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri cancer center is teaming up with a Houston-based medical group.

University of Missouri officials announced Friday that the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia would become affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network. The network is a program of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

MU Health Care CEO Mitch Wasden says the two centers share a common goal of eliminating cancer and called the network a “national leader in cancer care.” Ellis Fischel’s medical director added that the move would benefit patients with rare forms of cancer.

Last year, Ellis Fischel moved into a new $50 million facility at University Hospital. The affiliation was approved by the university board at a January meeting.

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