National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
This distinction identifies cancer centers offering the most advanced research and clinical trials in the war on cancer. MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is among fewer than 70 NCI-designated cancer centers in America — it’s one of the nation's leading cancer research centers.
NCI-designated cancer centers are a major source in developing new cancer treatments and more effective approaches to cancer prevention and diagnosis. These cancer research centers deliver medical advances to patients and their families, educate health care professionals and the public, and reach out to underserved populations.
Why NCI Designation is Important
Patients are the reason Hollings Cancer Center pursued this designation. They can receive the most advanced care from South Carolina’s only NCI-designated cancer center right here in Charleston. NCI designation also means Hollings Cancer Center can continue to attract the best researchers and physicians and to increase research funding through NCI grants and other sources.