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December 19, 2016 - Annual Report features scholarly work by scientists, physicians

annual-report-2015-16.jpgGary A. Piazza, Ph.D., received approval on five patents related to cancer research. Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D., spoke to groups at UConn Health Center and Oncoveda Cancer Research Center.  Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi published an article on the role of racial genetics in endometrial cancer outcomes.

These are among the many scholarly accomplishments chronicled in the newly released digital 2015-16 Annual Report for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. The report, which is posted on, features an array of scholarly activities for the scientists and physicians at MCI, the only academic cancer institute on the upper Gulf Coast.

In the introduction, MCI Director Dr. Michael A. Finan writes: “I am often asked, ‘What sets the Mitchell Cancer Institute apart in the field of health care?’ The answer is simple: At MCI, we are not only cancer treatment providers. We are cancer researchers, professors, postdoctoral students and grant recipients. We are cancer caregivers, patient navigators and community transformers.

“Being a part of an academic cancer institute requires that we embrace a variety of roles as we strive to improve the health of all people in our region,” he writes.

The report is divided into the following sections: Basic and Translational Sciences, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

The 45-page PDF is free and available to the public. It can be downloaded at

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