Renewed twice

Boosted by his success in beating alcoholism 15 years ago, Bob Hessler was determined to defeat his pancreatic cancer too.

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Survivor forms decade-long friendship with infusion nurses

Gary and infusion nurses

When Frank Gary entered the infusion suite at Hollings for treatment of stage 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, he could have never expected to form 12-year friendships with the nurses who cared for him.

“I don’t know how I would have gotten through my treatment emotionally and spiritually without my nurses and doctors. They don’t always get the recognition they deserve, but I’ll never forget what they have given to me.”

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I was raised in Lee County, South Carolina. I understand the culture and the people here because I come from these areas. Being able to help my community has been incredible.

Demetress Adams-Ludd

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Watch NCI director Dr. Ned Sharpless, Hollings director Dr. Raymond N. DuBois and MUSC President Dr. David J. Cole give their impressions of the first lady's visit to Hollings and discuss what it means moving forward.

 

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