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.


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.

National Cancer Institute Minority/Underserved Community Oncology Research Program

The National Cancer Institute Minority/Underserved Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP-MU) 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 Research Training Youth Enjoy Science Program

The South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Research Training Youth Enjoy Science (SC CHEER YES) program offers a chance for 15-20 high school students to receive intensive mentorship and lab experience in cancer research. This two-year commitment includes an exclusive inside look at biomedical careers at Spring MUSC Day in the Life events, and two seven-week paid research internships at Hollings during two consecutive summers.