In 2002, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the Research Centers of Economic Excellence (RCEE) Act. Since 2003, $180M has been appropriated from the State Education Lottery to establish unique Centers of Economic Excellence at the state’s three research institutions: Clemson, USC, and MUSC. More....
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Hollings Cancer Center Affiliate Alliance
In response to development, growth, and expansion needs of hospitals outside of Charleston, SC, the Hollings Cancer Center has established an Affiliates program. This affiliation combines consultative management and administrative functions, clinical relationships between community-based providers and faculty/staff at MUSC, and clinical trials development and management.
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Health Sciences South Carolina
Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) is a statewide collaborative of universities and health systems possessing the shared vision of using health sciences research to improve the health and economic well-being of South Carolina.
HSSC includes the Medical University of South Carolina, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Palmetto Health, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, McLeod Health AnMed Health and Self Regional Healthcare, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina.
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South Carolina Cancer Alliance
The South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the burden of cancer on South Carolinians. It’s goals are to maximize the impact of current programs, to expand resources and capacity, and to eliminate cancer disparities.
The SCCA leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of South Carolina’s state cancer plan, which provides the roadmap for identifying gaps, goals, and priorities. Together, we influence change and impact lives.
Hollings is a primary sponsor and member of the SCCA. A number of Hollings faculty and staff hold leadership positions in the organization and help guide its policy and the direction of the State Cancer Plan.
Read the 2011 State Cancer Plan
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Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center
Hollings and the Gibbs Cancer Center at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System are partners in a project to increase participation in clinical trials. The project, called NAVIGATE, employs lay patient navigators specifically trained in the fundamentals of clinical trials. The hope is to bring more underserved individuals into appropriate clinical trials, including African Americans, the elderly and those in rural areas.
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South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
Hollings is a primary provider of screenings funded by SC DHEC's Best Chance Network (BCN). Through the BCN, medically underserved women in South Carolina can receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings.
The Best Chance Network is funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and through state funds allocated by the SC Legislature. The CDC has financially supported the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) since 1991, and state funds have supported the BCN since 2008.
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South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative
The South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative (SCTC) is a statewide assembly of the leading health organizations, community coalitions, and businesses committed to reducing the toll of tobacco use in South Carolina by providing resources and information on tobacco related policies to advocates, lawmakers and concerned citizens.
This is a grant funded by the South Carolina Collaborative Community Partnership to provide smoking cessation classes in local communities. This is evidence-based, culturally sensitive tobacco cessation counseling training program targets ethnically diverse communities. Current smokers from Hispanic, African American and Native American communities will receive tobacco cessation training in the Tri-county area.
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