MUSC has operated a Cancer Registry since 1924 and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Joint Commission on Cancer. The Cancer Registry is a critical source of clinical data about every patient that has been diagnosed with and/or treated for cancer at MUSC.
This data can be requested for reporting and/or research purposes. Any data requiring patient identifying information must have Institutional Review Board approval and all privacy policies pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must be followed.
>> View MUSC Cancer Case Distribution Map for 2010
For more information about the Cancer Registry, or to request data, please contact Linda Cope, Program Coordinator, at 843-792-9074.
FY2011 MUSC Cancer Patient Population: 2,406 patients*
Top Five Types of Cancer
|Melanoma/Aggressive Skin Cancers|
|Head and Neck|
|*The listed figures do not include benign brain, spinal, and pituitary cases, as well as patients diagnosed with cancer at autopsy. However, per South Carolina State Registry guidelines, Hollings Cancer Center does track these cases.|