Fall 2019 Highlights

Trials bring hope

Ken and Annette Drachman

Innovative treatments change lives. Ken Drachman should know – a clinical trial changed his.

Clinical trials
Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert

Cancer disparities research

MUSC recently received renewal as an NCORP Minority/Underserved (MU) Community Site. This $5.3 million grant will be used over six years to expand on previous cancer disparities research.

NCORP site
Dr. Marvella Ford

Cancer disparities research

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center received more than $800,000 from the National Cancer Institute to support three new research projects.

Besim Ogretmen and Shanmugan Panneer Selvam in the lab

Highest score yet

Hollings Cancer Center landed its highest score yet in the renewal of its designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center.

NCI-Designation renewal
Andrea Abbott and Steven Fee outside

Melanoma treatment

An innovative therapy called T-VEC offers promising treatment for melanoma.

Celestine West

Survivors' Fit Club

This program, launched in February 2016 in collaboration with the MUSC Wellness Center, helps breast cancer survivors.

Fit for life
Tammy Flovin playing guitar

Arts in healing

At Hollings Cancer Center, we believe in the holistic care of our patients. It’s why we offer yoga classes and art and music therapy as tools to help our patients cope.

Recommended playlist
woman playing golf

Dedicated breast team

The comprehensive breast clinic can schedule most appointments within 24 hours, if not the same day. No referrals are needed.

Breast clinic
HPV Cells

Research roundup

Researchers find ways to reach medically underserved populations, combat HPV-related cancers and tackle the cost of smoking on cancer care.