South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (SC-CURE) Program for Underrepresented High School Students is a two-year program taught by Hollings Cancer Center scientists for rising sophomores and juniors at Burke High School.
SC CURE allows underrepresented students to as a explore a career in biomedical cancer research. Rising sophomores and juniors are offered a number of learning opportunities focused on cancer biology, epidemiology, and health disparities. The program consists of cancer-focused courses and enrichment activities including a hands-on research rotation at the Hollings Cancer Center, as well as cultural enrichment activities at the Wadmalaw Community Center and Beaufort's Penn Center. The program is designed to stimulate and facilitate local students' interest in cancer research and cancer health disparities research.
we lived in a world where people had good access to health care?
we lived in a world where poor students could believe they could become a nurse, doctor or a researcher?
we lived in a world where social determinants of health didn't determine whether you lived or died?
we live in a world that sees where we can do better?
SC CURE allows students to explore a career in biomedical cancer research. Rising sophomores and juniors are offered a number of learning opportunities focused on cancer biology, epidemiology and health disparities.
Applications for the 2017-2018 SC CURE Program are no longer being accepted at this time.
"I think my my biggest love for the program is the opportunity that it gives our kids to go out and conquer."
- Michael Goler, M.D., MBA