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At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, our patients are the heart and soul of our efforts to improve cancer care. Read their inspiring stories below, and learn why they chose to seek care from our team of experts.

Cancer patient determined to help others despite unknowns

Claudia Salazar stands outside

A brain cancer diagnosis gave Claudia Salazar even more motivation to make an impact in cancer research and health disparities. She is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical science at MUSC and wants to help minorities and underserved populations.

“I conduct research through the eyes of a Latino, of an immigrant, of a first-generation college student, as someone who grew up in a low-income household and of someone who has an invisible illness, like my brain tumor,” she said.

Read her powerful story