MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

HCC Fact Sheet

To reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina through the highest quality patient care, innovative research, outstanding professional education and statewide cancer prevention programs with a focus on reaching underserved populations.

  • HCC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Carolina; and one of only 64 in the country
  • Named for former US Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, HCC was founded in 1993 on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC
  • Nearly 2,000 patients were diagnosed with cancer last year at HCC
  • HCC has about 80,000 patient-visits a year
  • More than 170 MUSC faculty—clinicians and researchers—lead the patient care and translation of research at HCC
  • HCC has more than 202,000 gross square feet dedicated to patient care and research
  • HCC houses multidisciplinary clinics that involve surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists, and many other specialists
  • HCC has a Mobile Health Unit that travels weekly throughout 12 Lowcountry counties offering free and low-cost screenings to underserved populations
  • HCC has a statewide Clinical Trials Network that offers the latest therapies to patients that otherwise might not have access to them. Everyone in the state has access to the Clinical Trials Network

For more information please contact:

Vicky Agnew
Director of Strategic Communications
Hollings Cancer Center
Phone: 843-792-0376




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