Cancer Care Center

In 1987, Central Mississippi Medical Center began providing radiation oncology and diagnostic services to community residents. CMMC was the first hospital in Mississippi to offer safer radiation therapy treatments including X-knife radiosurgery. Other non-invasive procedures include radioactive implants such as palladium seed implants to treat prostate cancer.

In 2001, the Cancer Care Center opened the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, which houses the state’s only gamma knife. The Gamma Knife is a radiation tool designed specifically for the non-invasive treatment on malignant and benign brain tumors including metastatic lesions, functional disorders of the brain such as trigeminal neuralgia and vascular malformations of the brain.  

In 2007, the Gamma Knife Center upgraded to the most advanced model available on the market, the Perfexion™.  This new fully automated unit reduces treatment times, provides outstanding radiation shielding and can treat lesions in any intracranial location.  

For detailed information on the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center including conditions we treat, frequently asked questions, treatment process, please visit the comprehensive website:

For more information, call the Cancer Care Center at 601-376-2074.