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Blood & Lymphatic Cancer

At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, our blood and lymphatic cancer doctors specialize in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, including acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndrome, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and myeloma.

At Hollings, you will have access to potentially lifesaving and disease-altering resources and care. Our sophisticated radiation oncology therapies, emerging immunotherapy programs, and nationally-ranked blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program allows our doctors to tailor treatment to your needs.

We’re Here For You

At Hollings, we know a cancer diagnosis can be a life changing event. We are here to support you through your journey. Call 843-792-9300 and make an appointment. Experience what sets us apart.

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In good hands

You know you're in good hands at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Here, you have access to the latest innovations in cancer treatment, including clinical trials, advanced surgical techniques, support services and survivorship planning. You can rest easy knowing we hold national rankings for cancer care and take a leadership role in cancer research and prevention.

The Hollings difference

Treatment and Support

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By bringing together innovative research efforts and our blood and lymphatic cancer specialists and nurse navigators, Hollings is able to offer you the best treatments possible. Since its founding in 1993, Hollings has continued to improve treatment of blood and lymphatic cancers to include:

  • A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program that is ranked nationally as a top 10% transplant center based on survival. MUSC was the first hospital to perform a bone marrow transplant in South Carolina, and the first program in the world to perform an outpatient transplant with an unrelated donor.
  • Hollings offers adult and pediatric CAR-T-cell therapy programs that help your body recognize, and fight, cancer cells. Using state-of-the-art technology, our researchers are working to purify T-cells to reduce side effects and improve outcomes.
  • You have access to our state-of-the-art infusion center that is staffed by nurses who are chemotherapy-certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. Our advanced treatment may allow you to recover and rest at home, depending on the specific nature of your treatment plan.
  • Located on the 7th floor of MUSC Health’s Ashley River Tower, you can find a technologically advanced inpatient unit designed for immune-suppressed patients that uses the same sophisticated HEPA filtration system found in operating rooms.

Like all cancers, blood and lymphatic cancers can be best treated when caught early. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and avoiding smoking have all been linked to lowering your cancer risks. The most important thing you can do is listen to your body when you think there may be something wrong. If you are worried, our specialists at Hollings are here to listen to your concerns and act as necessary. Hollings also has prevention and screening resources available for you.

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Each day, Hollings researchers are studying how to improve treatment and give you the best outcome possible. This includes expanding our BMT program to serve more patients and offer more outpatient services.

Some recent research includes:

In addition, Hollings’ dedicated Hematologic Malignancies Transdisciplinary Cancer Team brings together expertise from different disciplines in basic and clinical research for monthly meetings to collaborate on ongoing blood and lymphatic cancer research.

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Our clinical trials for blood and lymphatic cancer offer you access to cutting-edge therapies that may not be available anywhere else. Highlights include:

  • National recognition for our treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults.
  • Research and treatment program tailored for older adults (over 60 years old) with AML.
  • Comprehensive management for lymphomas and myeloma, including stem cell transplantation where appropriate.

Learn more about clinical trials at Hollings and see our current blood and lymphatic and multiple myeloma clinical trials.

 

Most people don’t know the symptoms and signs of multiple myeloma, but that’s not the way it has to stay. I want to do for multiple myeloma what the Komen Foundation did for breast cancer.

Tiffany Williams, multiple myeloma survivor

Tiffany's story
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I’ve said for a number of years that I want to be one step behind the science. The treatments have changed so rapidly over the last 10 years. CAR-T is an absolute game changer.

Marty Perlmutter, lymphoma survivor

Marty's story
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When I got to MUSC and Hollings and met my team, they were so thorough in their care. I can’t say enough good things.

Vance Kennedy, leukemia survivor

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Blood & Lymphatic Cancer Care Locations

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Downtown

86 Jonathan Lucas Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Hematology Oncology Hollings

Hollings Cancer Center

86 Jonathan Lucas Street

Floor: Two & Three

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Hematology Oncology East Cooper

East Cooper Medical Pavilion

1600 Midtown Avenue

Floor: 3

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Hematology Oncology Elms Center

2575 Elms Center Road

Suite: 100

North Charleston, SC 29406

Scheduling: 843-792-9300

Benign Hematology at Ashley River Tower

Ashley River Tower

25 Courtenay Drive

Floor: 2

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-9200

Hematology + Oncology Florence

805 Pamplico Highway

Suite: 315

Florence, SC 29505

Our experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of blood and lymphatic cancers. Our team will develop a customized treatment plan designed to give you the best possible outcome.

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