The Mississippi Cancer Institute
1501 Aston Avenue
McComb MS 39648
(601) 249-5510


Dr. Burnett Hanson
Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Nelly Aoun
Radiation Oncologist

Directions to the Cancer Institute

Take the Delaware Avenue exit from I-55, and go east.
Turn left on Marion Avenue, then right on Aston Avenue.
The Institute will be on your right.

Treatment Hours

Treatment hours at the Mississippi Cancer Institute are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All weekends and holidays are excluded.

Cancer treatment has really come a long way due to several factors. Today’s technology is more precise, procedures are less debilitating, doctors are better equipped, and our facilities are closer to home.

The Mississippi Cancer Institute is a premier cancer treatment center. With the very latest equipment, ultra-modern facilities and the finest cancer treatment specialists anywhere, we offer a level of expertise you'll only find at the country's leading cancer centers and a level of caring and compassion you can only find at home.

Utilizing advanced technology treatment techniques for Radiation Oncology as well as embracing new approaches, The Mississippi Cancer Institute can effectively boost survival rates, while
reducing side effects and the chance of recurrence.

IMRT(Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
IMRT is a revolutionary cancer treatment method that delivers high doses of radiation directly to cancer cells in a specific targeted way, much more precise than with conventional radiotherapy. IMRT makes it capable to deliver higher radiation doses directly to cancer cells while sparing more of the surrounding healthy tissue.

IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy)
IGRT is a technology that improves the accuracy of the daily treatment. IGRT is used for several different types of cancers. IGRT allows the Radiation Oncologist to treat smaller areas around the cancer and still give the same benefits with fewer side effects.

OBI kV Imaging System
The OBI kV imaging system delivers improved tumor targeting using high resolution, low dose digital imaging in the treatment room. This allows users to confidently manage patients and target movement.

Cone Beam CT
This is a method of IGRT that allows for a single slice CT scan to be performed on patients prior to delivery of radiation treatments to confirm patient positioning all other treatment parameters remain unchanged.

Prostate Brachytherapy
Prostate seed implant is a method of radiation therapy that iinvolves implanting small “seeds” of radioactive material directly into the prostate gland. These seeds are implanted permanently. PSI is a minimally invasive procedure requiring no open surgery.

Electronic Brachytherapy
Electronic Bracytherapy is a type of radiation treatment that delivers high dose radiation treatments directly to the site of the cancer through the use of a catheter and an electronic source that produces radiation similar to the method a linear accelerator does.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
The EMR is a paperless charting system, to allow for a more integrated and efficient approach to patient charting. This system also gives the capabilities for prescriptions to be sent electronically eliminating the need for written prescriptions.

Varian Cliniac iX Linear Accelerator
The accelerator is the machinery that delivers the daily radiation treatments to cancer patients. A linear accelerator delivers
precise doses of radiation to cancerous areas while sparing healthy tissue. The Varian has added features, such as a 120-multileaf collimator that will better define the focus of
treatment with pinpoint accuracy.