South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center

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

The center is co-directed by Marvella Ford, Ph.D., at Hollings and Judith Salley, Ph.D., at SCSU. The center’s mission is to incorporate community engagement as these two institutions join forces to build a lasting, sustainable, translational cancer research structure at SCSU and further strengthen a research education pipeline that will provide a new diverse generation of cancer researchers.

Given the longstanding academic partnership between these two institutions, each entity’s research and educational strengths, and the community relationships they have to draw upon, the SC CADRE is poised to transform cancer health outcomes in the state.


  • Evaluate the relationship between obesity and prostate and breast cancer disparities.
  • Investigate how advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may serve as a novel biomarker related to cancer, cancer disparities and obesity.
  • Include in the research base a population unique to the US southeastern coastal region, the Sea Island/Gullah population.


If you are publishing research that involves the SC CADRE grant, please cite the relevant grant number:

graphic that says Cite it Submit it Share it and lists the SC CADRE grant numbers U54 CA210962 (MUSC) and U54 CA210963 (SCSU)

SC CADRE Publications

SC CADRE researchers and collaborators publish their findings on a wide range of topics in leading industry journals.