A national leader

As an NCI-designated cancer center, Hollings is at the forefront of cancer research and translational care.

top of the hollings cancer center building at dusk

About Hollings

Our mission at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is straightforward: to eradicate cancer. 

As one of only 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the nation and the largest academic-based cancer research program in South Carolina, Hollings’ mission is to reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina and nationally through innovative research, exceptional education and training, multidisciplinary patient care, statewide cancer prevention programs, and progressive public policy transformation.

We aim to find cures and improve the quality of life for those living with cancer.

 


Groundbreaking Research

At Hollings, specialists across more than 20 academic departments join forces to study and treat cancer from diverse perspectives. Our four research programs, which include cancer biology, cancer control, cancer immunology, and developmental cancer therapeutics, create new and better methods for preventing and treating this complex disease.

With an annual research funding portfolio of more than $44 million and more than 200 clinical trials, Hollings focuses on getting this research to where it matters most: in clinics for the benefit of cancer patients.

Advanced Treatment

MUSC Health ranked No. 39 for cancer care in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Hollings offers clinical expertise and advanced technology that’s only available at the nation’s best hospitals. In 2019, Hollings offered the first CAR-T therapy in the state, and we offer the only combined adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant program accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

A Team Approach

Dr. Evan Graboyes talks with a patient

Our team of more than 120 renowned physicians and scientists and 60 sub-specialists collaborate to treat every type of cancer. Our multidisciplinary clinics include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists, and other specialists equipped for the full range of cancer care.

In addition, we have virtual tumor boards that provide specialty consultation remotely to providers across the state to find the best care for patients. The multidisciplinary cancer teams at Hollings Cancer Center work to develop customized treatment plans that address factors unique to each patient's diagnosis and medical history.

Personalized Care

Our Navigation Program offers personal assistance from highly trained professionals who specialize in your cancer type. Your navigation team provides personalized care coordination, can connect you with support resources, prevent treatment delays, communicate with physicians and other members of the health care team, and help you understand your treatment options.

Community Focused

Hollings is dedicated to developing epidemiologic, environmental, and behavioral research to reduce the cancer burden and disparities in South Carolina, with a focus on underserved and rural areas.

The Minority/Underserved National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (MU-NCORP) at MUSC is one of only 14 NCORP sites in the country devoted to serving minority and underserved populations. Additionally, our Community Outreach and Engagement Office offers education, prevention, and screening programs such as our Hollings Mobile Health Unit, which provides services across the state.

South Carolina map showing Hollings outreach, screening, and oncology locations across the state along with the number of patients from each county

Nationally Known

  • NCI-designated: As the only National Cancer Institute-designed cancer center in South Carolina, Hollings is part of an elite network of 71 designated centers across the nation that are collaborating to accelerate scientific discoveries and offer cancer patients more and better treatment options. Learn more about NCI designation.
  • Magnet Recognition: MUSC has been awarded with Magnet Recognition®, an acknowledgment of quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.

More Than Treatment

At Hollings, we recognize that a diagnosis of cancer impacts every aspect of life. Taking a whole-person approach to care, we offer physical, emotional, and financial support for patients and families that extends beyond medications and therapies.

From art classes to nutrition and chaplain services, we’re here to provide the resources you need to best navigate your cancer journey. View all of our patient and family resources.