MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Cancer Control

Cancer ControlThe scientific goal of the Cancer Control Program is to foster population-based research that will lead to a reduction in cancer morbidity and mortality in South Carolina while providing scientific evidence and novel cancer control interventions that can be applied beyond the state’s borders. The Cancer Control Program investigators have made substantive progress toward this goal, primarily through focused research efforts in two major themes – generating novel insights and approaches to tobacco control and addressing cancer health disparities.

Led by Program Leader Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD,
he Cancer Control Program Members work collaboratively to
1) conduct and link research that identifies behavioral risk factors predisposing individuals to cancer development, and 
2) translate these findings into cost-effective, sustainable interventions to modify risk factors. Further, the Cancer Control Program members are working with government and community leaders to disseminate these evidence-based strategies to impact the cancer burden in South Carolina.

Featured Researcher


Program Highlights

Innovative Interventions Show Promise for Adolescent and Adult Smokers

AACR Highlights Dr. Marvella Ford's Work With Community Engagement to Reduce Disparities

Matthew J. Carpenter, PhD, Wins Prestigious Governor's Award for Excellence in Science

Q&A with Marvella Ford, a two-time breast cancer survivor and MUSC cancer researcher   

Post and Courier interview

MUSC Public relations video

South Carolina Tobacco Research Group (SC TRIG)

Learn more about SC TRIG


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