|SC Tobacco Collaborative|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vicky Agnew
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Phone: (843) 792-0376
Mobile: (843) 697-6208
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Awarded Grant from South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative for Prevention Programs
Charleston, SC — The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently awarded a Community Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,078 from the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative to develop programs aimed at education the public about the dangers of tobacco use.
The South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative provides Community Partnership Grants to coalitions and organizations throughout the state to develop programs and activities designed to reduce the toll of tobacco use in their communities.
Community Partnership Grants are awarded to local community-based organizations that support the mission of the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative and are designed to invest in projects that address the following goals:
- Prevention of Tobacco Use
- Promote Quitting Among All Tobacco Users
- Eliminating Secondhand Smoke Exposure
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About the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative
The South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative 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 education on tobacco related issues to advocates, lawmakers, and concerned citizens. For more information, please visit www.smokefreesc.org.
About Hollings Cancer Center
Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina offers state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, therapies and surgical techniques and has multidisciplinary clinics that involve surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and many other specialists seeing patients under one roof. Multidisciplinary care is provided in disease specific clinics such as thoracic, breast, head & neck, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, hematological, and pediatric cancers. Hollings Cancer Center is the largest academic-based cancer program in South Carolina. The Hollings Cancer Center is currently a developing National Cancer Institute designated cancer center and has more than $35M in cancer research funding. More than 1,000 people are currently participating on a cancer clinical trial at HCC. For more information, please visit www.hcc.musc.edu.