Clinical Trials at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Finding tomorrow’s cures for cancer

Clinical trials at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center are research studies exploring promising new approaches for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This may include testing new medications, behavioral interventions, or groundbreaking surgical techniques that have the potential to improve the lives of those living with cancer.

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Carolina, our involvement in clinical trials sets us apart from other health care organizations.

Clinical Trials Search

Our patients have access to over 200 clinical trials that target virtually every type of cancer.

Why are cancer clinical trials important?

Today’s standard cancer treatments are only available because of past clinical trials and the willingness of thousands of individuals like you to take part in clinical research. Cancer patients who enroll in clinical trials gain access to innovative care that may not be available anywhere else.

Benefits of participating in clinical trials

  • Clinical trials provide access to high quality care that may be better than the best standard treatment available.
  • You may be among the first to benefit from a new drug or intervention, potentially helping you feel better sooner or for longer.
  • You’ll receive frequent and careful attention from your health care team as they evaluate your response to treatment.
  • By participating in a clinical trial, you are taking a more active role in your health by deciding which options are best for you.
  • Your participation can help improve the lives of future generations that are impacted by your same or similar conditions.

As with all cancer treatments, clinical trials involve risks. The best choice is an educated decision. Your care team can inform you about the benefits and risks of a clinical trial as well as other treatments that could be options for you.

For more information on cancer clinical trials or research studies, ask your doctor, email, or read our FAQs below.

Frequently asked questions about clinical trials

Below are answers to some common questions about clinical trials. If you want more information, please ask your doctor about whether clinical trials are right for you.

Clinical Trial Development

Are you a researcher or doctor with an idea for a clinical trial? The Hollings Advisory for Rapid Translation (HART) provides expertise and mentorship to help you develop your trial.