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.