On the cutting edge

Our innovative researchers make groundbreaking advances in the fight against cancer that help save lives around the world.

Research Programs
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Research

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Today's research leads to tomorrow's cures.

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is committed to translational science that accelerates lifesaving discoveries getting from the lab to the bedside to benefit our patients, both at Hollings and beyond. Hollings is home to more than 120 scientists conducting research and collaborating on better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat this complex disease. As one of 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, Hollings continues to attract top cancer researchers from leading institutions across the country who conduct research in the community, laboratory, and clinic. The center has an annual research funding portfolio of over $44 million and offers more than 200 clinical trials.


This is lifesaving research we're doing to discover and invent new treatments, to test them, and to make sure the outcomes of our patients are improved by putting these new treatments in place.

Dr. Raymond DuBois, director of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

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Education & Training

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Hollings is committed to developing the researchers who will go on to make cancer research breakthroughs in the years ahead. Starting with high school students, Hollings offers education, training, mentoring, and career development opportunities across all levels.

Hollings Membership

Hollings seeks MUSC faculty who have an interest in cancer research and provides opportunities for interactions and collaboration among investigators with common interests. Members are given priority access to Hollings-supported shared resources and are eligible to apply for pilot project funding.

Funding Opportunities

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Hollings offers intramural support opportunities for students, postdoctoral trainees, and faculty conducting cancer-related research and clinical services.