The Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) has a long-standing relationship with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and ACS Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that spans research, event sponsorship and support, patient support, and advocacy efforts at the state and national level. More than 50 HCC scientists have received funding through the ACS, enabling significant breakthroughs in the development of new diagnostic, therapeutic and survivorship approaches to cancer.
Hollings patients have greatly benefited from the hospitality at the ACS Charleston Hope Lodge, the first hospitality house of its kind in the country, located across the street from our campus. Since HCC cancer patients travel from all areas of the state, the Lodge meets a critical need for cancer patients and their families while HCC patients are receiving daily cancer treatments.
Hollings Cancer Center and The Sullivan Center at Clemson University collaborate on mobile clinic interventions to advance access to health education and screening tests for rural and urban communities that face distinct challenges accessing quality healthcare to identify and treat problems before they develop or worsen.
The South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) is a collaborative comprised of more than 75 organizations dedicated to decreasing the burden of cancer on South Carolinians and to eliminate cancer disparities. The SCCA leads the development, implementation and evaluation of South Carolina’s State Cancer Plan, which provides the roadmap for identifying gaps, goals and priorities. Hollings is a primary sponsor and member of the SCCA. A number of Hollings faculty and staff hold leadership positions in the organization and help guide its policy and the direction of the 2017-2021 State Cancer Plan (PDF).
Hollings Cancer Centers partners with The Best Chance Network, a program of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, which implements the Center for Disease Control's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The Best Chance Network provides free breast and cervical cancer screening on the Hollings Mobile Health Unit for women who meet program eligibility requirements.
The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative is a statewide assembly of the leading health organizations, community coalitions and businesses committed to reducing the toll of tobacco use in South Carolina by providing resources and information on tobacco-related policies to advocates, lawmakers and concerned citizens.