Health
5:11 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Missouri cancer center announces partnership

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announces a collaboration between Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the MD Anderson Network.
Credit Rickelle Pimentel / KBIA

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced Friday the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be collaborating with the MD Anderson Network.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is based in Houston and is recognized as one of the nation’s best cancer centers. This center focuses on education, research, and professional training in advanced cancer treatment.  

Wolfe said that he predicts this decision will play a big role the advancement to eradicate cancer.

“The University of Missouri and MD Anderson have a shared long-term goal to eliminate cancer and in the short-term reduce the number of deaths caused by cancer," he said. “This collaboration between the university and the MD Anderson Network is a significant step in that direction.”

Among the chosen speakers was Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Medical Director Paul Dale who became emotional when speaking about his hopes for advancement in cancer research. Dale was recognized with a pin by MD Anderson Network’s Executive Vice President Thomas Burke. The pin represents Dale’s certification and excellence in cancer care.

Burke also spoke and said the University of Missouri is the first University to ever collaborate with the network.