Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Infobox Hospital
Name = Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Org/Group = University of Missouri Health Care

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Location =
Region = Columbia, Boone County
State = Missouri
Country = United States of America
HealthCare = Oncology
Type = Specialist
Speciality = Cancer
Standards =
Emergency = None (Level I trauma center through University Hospital)
Affiliation= University of Missouri
Beds = 60
Founded = 1938
Closed =
Website = http://www.ellisfischel.org/index.shtml
Wiki-Links = |

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is a member of University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri. It was the first free-standing cancer center west of the Mississippi River and the second such institution of its kind in the United States. The center's clinics and screening services are located at Business Loop 70 and its 60-bed inpatient unit is located within University Hospital.

The Ernest and Eugenia Wyatt Guest House is located next to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Business Loop 70. The Guest House is available for EFCC patients experiencing longterm outpatient care, such as chemotherapy, and families of EFCC inpatients.


The beginnings of Ellis Fischel can be traced back to 1931 when the Missouri State Medical Association created a committee on cancer. Dr. Ellis Fischel, a leading St. Louis physician, suggested a state-wide plan to control cancer and the building of a State Cancer Hospital. Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark, a major supporter of this plan, signed a bill to erect the hospital in 1937. Columbia was chosen as the site of the hospital because of it central location and the presence of the University of Missouri, a major cancer research center. The seven-story hospital was built on U.S. highway 40 (now Interstate 70) in 1938. The hospital was expanded in 1975 to increase laboratory space, clinic capability and operating room suites. It joined University of Missouri Health Care in 1990. Plans are underway to rebuild Ellis Fischel as part of a new facility on the University Hospital campus.


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