Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
University of Missouri Health Care's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s team of physician specialists and other trained professionals work together with a common goal: to provide the latest cancer treatments and improve quality of life for thousands of people each year.
Named after Dr. Ellis Fischel, a physician who envisioned a statewide plan for controlling cancer, the hospital was dedicated on April 26, 1940, as the first cancer center west of the Mississippi River.
At Ellis Fischel, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive cancer care, which means we diagnose and treat all types of cancers.
Ellis Fischel is located on the first two floors of University Hospital's patient care tower.
In addition to the University Hospital amenities, we have many services specifically designed for you and your family including:
"Positive image, positive outlook" is the operating philosophy behind our gift shop and boutique designed especially for cancer patients, survivors, their families and friends.
Learn more: Ellis Boutique
At Ellis Fischel, we believe the best cancer treatment follows a holistic approach. While we employ the latest technology and advances in modern medicine to care for our patients, we also provide a positive, supportive environment for our patients to heal and thrive.
The comforting influence of nature is a key piece that we are incorporating in care at Ellis Fischel. The keystone of our building Ellis is the healing garden. Patients and their families can relax in the garden, listening to the soothing sound of rushing water in fountains, admiring flowers in spring bloom and escaping into a lush environment of verdant trees and bushes.
Located inside Ellis Fischel, the Mizzou Pharmacy - Ellis Fischel is a full-service retail pharmacy offering first aid supplies, over the counter medicines and prescription drugs. Additionally, the Ellis Fischel pharmacy will proactively work with your insurance company.
Drivers may drop off patients at Ellis Fischel’s Radiation Oncology entrance on the east side of University Hospital. (See detour video above) Handicapped-accessible parking is available. Patients who have been issued hangtags to use while receiving treatments may also park near the entrance.
Patients and visitors may park free of charge in the four-level visitor parking garage at the intersection of Hospital and Monk drives, next to the hospital.
MU Health Care is pleased to offer valet parking to our patients and visitors. The free service is available at University Hospital’s main entrance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ellis Fischel has partnered with a Columbia hotel to provide rooms for patients and their guests to offer low-cost housing options. Lodging is reserved for cancer patients who live more than 100 miles from Columbia and have been determined to have a hardship driving back and forth. Reservations can be made by calling 573-884-1825.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), room 2005
- Urologic Oncology
- Skin Cancer and Melanoma
- Breast Cancer
- Blood Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Brain Cancer
- Imaging Services
- Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Cancer
- Breast Imaging and Mammography
- Ear, Nose and Throat Care
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Supportive and Palliative Care
- Radiation Oncology
- Pectus Excavatum