MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

G&G 2011 Raises More than $250,000


Hollings Has Internationally-Recognized Lipidomics Program

                   Mr. & Mrs. Steve Parker

Date June 8, 2011 - Charleston, SC –

The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort announce that more than $250,000 was raised at the third annual Gourmet & Grapes fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser benefited Hollings’ Center of Economic Excellence in Lipidomics, Pathobiology and Therapy.

Hollings, a recognized global leader in the study of lipidomics, has the only such program in South Carolina and one of the few in the US.

Lipidomics is the study of a class of molecules in the body that store energy and are involved in providing structure to cells. Some lipids act as messengers signaling information within cells or between cells and tissues. Lipid cell signaling can regulate cancer cell activity.

                      The Wine Odyssey Gala

Gourmet & Grapes, one of Charleston’s unique charity events, took place April 29th – May 1st at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Celebrated chef Norman Van Aken headlined the weekend-long celebration of food and wine that also featured culinary seminars, golf, and elegant auctions.

Hollings is South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and one of only 66 such centers in the country. 

About Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is rated as the top resort in the U.S. Mainland by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine and the No. 1 resort in the U.S. by Golf World magazine. It includes The Sanctuary – a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated, 255-room hotel and spa – and 600 private villas and luxury homes.

Chef Norman Van Aken and
                       Ms. Terri Henning or call 800-654-2924.

About Hollings Cancer Center

Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and the largest academic-based cancer program in South Carolina. The cancer center and has more than $35M in cancer research

funding and more than 200 people are currently participating on a cancer clinical trial at HCC.   

Hollings Cancer Center 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. For more information, please visit

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