History & Partners

University of Mississippi Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Cancer Institute houses the University Cancer Care specialized team of breast cancer specialists. Its patient-centered treatment program, led by Dr. Barbara Craft since 2010, was a natural fit to join the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network (GS YBCSN). Based on the online communications support and resources done by SurviveDAT, created by the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs housed at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health, the GS YBCSN was born, leading to SurviveMISS in Mississippi, expanding SurviveDAT across Louisiana, and creating SurviveAL, the natural next step for the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, which had a similar program in Birmingham. The GS YBCSN is supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Partners

The Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network thanks these important supporters.

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Award Number U58DP005412. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mississippi's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Mississippi, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurvivMISS is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveMISS's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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