Statewide Commitments

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MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Carolina, is committed to serving the entire state. Our patients come from all corners and counties, and we have significant partnerships with care providers, research entities, and advocacy organizations who share our mission of reducing the cancer burden in our state.

Initiatives

Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina

A partner of Cervical Cancer-Free America and the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition, Cervical Cancer-Free SC (CCFSC) has been working since 2012 to increase awareness of HPV-related cancers and the HPV vaccine. CCFSC has hosted summits to bring together South Carolina leaders in public health, cancer care, and infectious diseases to discuss cervical cancer screening, eliminating disparities in cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine's role in preventing cervical cancer.

Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program

The Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) is a national program designed to facilitate collaboration, resource sharing, and capacity building among cancer health equity researchers, trainees, outreach workers, and organizations. The key goal of GMaP is to advance cancer health equity research and training. Hollings Cancer Center, along with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, coordinates these efforts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee as part of GMaP Region 1-South.

Minority/Underserved National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program

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. Comprised of five high-quality health care facilities in South Carolina, the overall goal of this program is to bring cancer clinical trials to individuals in their own communities and reduce cancer disparities.

South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center

The South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center (SC CADRE), a partnership between South Carolina State University and Hollings Cancer Center, aims to create a future generation of cancer researchers specially trained to improve cancer health outcomes for South Carolinians.

South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium

The South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium (SC CHEC) is an initiative of MUSC, the University of South Carolina, and three historically black colleges/universities — Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College. This innovative, inter-institutional, 10-week summer course is combined with a hands-on laboratory research training platform and career mentoring by some of the nation’s leading cancer researchers at Hollings Cancer Center to attract and catalyze a new generation of diverse biomedical scientists.

South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience

The South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (SC CURE) is a two-year program for underrepresented high school students taught by Hollings Cancer Center scientists. Through the program, rising sophomores and juniors at Burke High School can explore careers in biomedical cancer research.