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John C. Ruckdeschel, MD

Dr. Ruckdeschel
Jackson, MS

Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel

Medical Oncologist & Director, University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute

University Hospital
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

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Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College before completing a Medical Oncology Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. His focus on lung cancer and thoracic malignancies has built an impressive career in the space with more than 150 peer-reviewed studies to his name.

Dr. Ruckdeschel has extensive experience running and optimizing comprehensive cancer treatment centers. He has directed or managed a long list of prestigious centers including the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the University of Mississippi’s Cancer Institute. In each organization, he strengthened the focus on high-performing interdisciplinary patient-care teams.

Main Specialty: Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: Neuro-oncology, general oncology, hematologic oncology, thoracic cancer, lung cancers and mesothelioma.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, St. George Award from the American Cancer Society

Education & Experience:

Targeted proteasome inhibition by Velcade induces apoptosis in human mesothelioma and breast cancer cell lines. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology. August 2010;66(3):455-466.

Randomized phase II trial of pemetrexed/cisplatin with or without CBP501 in patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma. Lung Cancer. September 2014;85(3):429-434. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2014.06.008

Author: Linda Molinari

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