Message from the Interim Director
The Hollings Cancer Center is South Carolina's only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center. As the state's leading academic cancer center, our goal is to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to our cancer patients today while researching ways to develop new more effective therapies for the future.
Behind every patient stands a team of doctors that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists who come together to work on each patient's individual care plan. Further, we develop and carry out potentially life-saving clinical trials. Only through clinical trials are more effective cancer treatments discovered.
In addition to providing outstanding patient care, an important role of academic cancer centers like ours is to lead the way in reducing the cancer burden in South Carolina and beyond by advancing knowledge through research. We do this by working to solve cancer’s puzzles from every angle, with research that extends from the laboratory to the clinic to the community. The scope of our research ranges from achieving a better basic understanding of cancer and its causes to translating this knowledge into improved strategies for treating and preventing cancer.
With the goal of becoming one of the nation’s top cancer centers, all our efforts at the Hollings Cancer Center are devoted to reducing cancer incidence, prolonging cancer survival, and reducing cancer mortality.
Anthony J. Alberg, PhD, MPH
Interim Director, Hollings Cancer Center
Blatt Ness Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology