Hollings Cancer Center Director Andrew S. Kraft, MD, and
former US Senator and SC Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings
The Impact of the Hollings Cancer Center on South Carolina
Located at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, the Hollings Cancer Center is the largest academic cancer center in South Carolina. It is the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated cancer center and one of fewer than 70 in the U.S.
Founded in 1993 and named for former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, the cancer center serves a culturally and socio-economically diverse state whose populations experience unique and urgent disparities in cancer incidence and mortality.
As the state’s foremost cancer treatment and research center, Hollings Cancer Center unites more than 200 experts in treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina’s significant cancer problem.
The Center’s resources extend throughout South Carolina via partnerships with other healthcare organizations, ensuring that all patients in the state have access to our innovative and compassionate care.
Patients are at the center of everything Hollings Cancer Center does. For the 27,000 South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, the Hollings Cancer Center is leading the way in changing what is possible in cancer care.
The mission of the Hollings Cancer Center is to reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina through the highest quality care, innovative research, outstanding professional education, and statewide cancer prevention programs with a focus on reaching underserved populations.