Education and Community Health at Mitchell Cancer Institute

At the Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI), we focus on saving lives. Our physicians, scientists and students collaborate to provide innovative patient therapy and research, along with educating the next generation of caregivers.

Members of the MCI faculty educate USA undergraduates, medical students, residents, allied health students and other graduate students. Many MCI faculty members hold dual appointments with departments and colleges within USA Health.

Residents participate in clinical rotations with MCI medical oncology faculty, and allied health students participate in educational rotations at the center. Graduate students also work with scientists in our research program.

Community Health and Support at Mitchell Cancer Institute

Navigating a cancer diagnosis and the many steps that follow is not a simple process. At Mitchell Cancer Institute, our support staff and programs assist patients during their individual journeys through this difficult time.

Patient Navigation
Based on the needs and stage of the patients, USA Health offers two types of patient navigators.

Oncologynurse navigators are their first resource in handling clinical needs, such as coordination, education, discussing treatment plans, forming survivor plans and much more. Nurse navigators also assist patients with referrals to other specialists, surgeons or dietitians.

Lay navigators assist with such non-clinical as transportation, financial issues, social and community services, and other personal matters that may arise. These navigators are not trained nurses but serve as a valuable resource to help patients during their treatment and recovery.

Contact a Patient Navigator

Call (251) 445-9625 to speak with one of our patient navigators at Mitchell Cancer Institute. This number is available for patients who have been assigned a oncology patient navigator.

If you have not been assigned a Patient Navigator at MCI, request one using our online form.

Request a Patient Navigator

All other inquiries, visit our contact page for other ways to reach us.

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Patient Navigators at Mitchell Cancer Institute

A cancer diagnosis marks the start of what can be a daunting and complex season of life. Find the support you need for the journey from the caring individuals in our Patient Navigator program.

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Cancer Care Support Groups

Emotional health and support during cancer treatment and recovery can be just as important as physical health. Mitchell Cancer Institute offers a number of cancer support groups across the Mobile and Fairhope area.

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Upcoming Events


USA Children's & Women's Hospital is the "Leader in Births," so expectant parents will have peace of mind when they deliver at our hospital.


Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Children will be allowed to touch, climb aboard, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe environment.


Save the date, Sunday, April 7, 2019, for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Hope Grows Here, a farmer’s market brunch locally sourced from Baldwin County growers and producers.


HOPE CARD holders receive a 20% discount from participating merchants May 1st through May 13th.


The 6th Annual Hope Cup Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley. All proceeds from the tournament, presented by Springhill Toyota, will be used to fight melanoma and other skin cancers.

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