Hollings Cancer Center
Hollings Cancer Center holds designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This distinction identifies cancer centers offering the most advanced research and clinical trials in the war on cancer. MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is among 67 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States — setting us apart as 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.
Cancers of the Chest
As the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, we offer patients expanded access to the latest clinical trials and most promising new therapies right here in Charleston, as well as through our network of affiliate hospitals throughout the state.
Comprehensive treatment of cancers of the chest at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center’s Thoracic Cancer Program specializes in all aspects of diagnosis, surgery, treatment and management of:
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus
- Tumors of the mediastinum
- Tracheal cancer
- Thymoma, thymic carcinoma
MUSCAs an academic medical center or teaching hospital, MUSC Health is at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians, groundbreaking research and technology that is often among the first of its kind in the world. Patients also benefit from a multidisciplinary, team approach to care that involves the close collaboration of specialists from many different areas. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health “One of America’s Best Hospitals” in seven specialty areas, with nearly 300 MUSC Health physicians making the prestigious Best Doctors in America list. The Duke EndowmentSince 1924, The Duke Endowment, named after James Buchanan Duke, has worked to help people and strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina through the legacy of nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits. The Endowment is one of the nation's largest 501(c)(3) private foundations. The total assets through 2010 are $2.7 billion dollars, $2.8 billion dollars in awarded grands and support in the following areas: 43% to higher education, 33% to health care, 12% to rural churches and 12% to child care. More than 86 percent goes to funding grants that support the mission of The Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment has provided grant support to make the REAL Cancer Program at MUSC's Hollings Cancer Center possible.