The best health innovation idea at the 1st MUSC Health Innovation Summit was presented by Hollings Cancer Center.
 Team lands top prize at innovation summit


On April 7, Tanya Waring-Hearn joined thousands of others for the 41st Cooper River Bridge Run. It was the first time she’s done it. Ironically, it took a diagnosis of cancer to get her there.
 Tanya celebrates her first bridge run


Breast cancer specialist Dr. Sara Giordano says some patients can now avoid a treatment that causes short-term side effects and can, in some cases, lead to long-term problems.
 International trial leads to big change in treatment for hundreds of cancer patients


Hollings Cancer Center has partnered with other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.
 Cancer centers rally against HPV-related cancers


Heather Toeppner was six months pregnant with her son, Noah, when she was diagonsed with breast cancer.
 New mom faced the unimaginable


Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2015, Kerry Hardy knew that his presence at his son's wedding was a miracle. As immunotherapy clinical trials continue to transform the cancer landscape, more of these miracles are happening.
 Father gets gift of being son's best man

Hollings Cancer Center

A National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center

Doctors & Researchers

Doctors & Researchers

Behind every patient stands a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists who work together to determine the best care plan for each patient, and across our campus leading scientists and researchers work daily to unlock the clues to cancer.

In the Headlines

Dr. Sara Giordano

Sara Giordano, M.D., a breast cancer specialist at MUSC Health, calls it exciting to be able to omit chemotherapy for a lot of women with early-stage breast cancer. The change is based on the findings of a major international study called TAILORx.

More Headlines

Upcoming Events

HCC Special Events

Join us for the 8th annual Swing For A Cure Fundraiser on June 22 & 23. The kick-off party with auctions will be held at Harborside East on Friday, June 22, and the golf tournament will be held at Patriots Point Links on Saturday, June 23.


Why Hollings?

Why Hollings - Physician hugging patient

This year, more breakthroughs will be discovered. More cancer patients will find hope. And Hollings Cancer Center will be on the leading edge of offering better options to patients. As a cancer center that combines patient care and research, Hollings brings together over 180 physicians and scientists who are driving the discoveries that will lead to tomorrow’s treatments.

Quality & Awards

National Cancer Institute Designation

The only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in South Carolina, Hollings is at the forefront of cancer research. This research is the driving force behind delivering medical advances to patients and their families, enabling us to educate health care professionals and the public, and to establish outreach services for underserved populations.

Learn more about NCI Designation

"We are so fortunate to have a cancer center offering groundbreaking research and top-notch patient care right here in South Carolina"

- Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

Health Focus: SC Public Radio

Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Chrystal Paulos about cancer research related to adoptive cell transfer immunotherapy.

 Adoptive Cell Transfer/Immunotherapy

Hollings in the Community

Give to Hollings

Upcoming Event
MUSC Science Café

July 24, 2018

5:30 p.m. | Charleston Beer Works (upstairs)

Gustavo Leone, Ph.D.
Director, Hollings Cancer Center

"Origins of Cancer"

Learn more about the MUSC Science Café

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Patient Care at Hollings

Patient Care at Hollings

As one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the Southeast, Hollings Cancer Center combines the full range of cancer specialties to deliver a higher level of care to the patients we serve. Our team of more than 60 sub-specialists – each concentrating on a specific discipline of cancer treatment and care – works with individual patients to develop customized treatment programs that target a broad range of conditions. Our specialists work together as a team, often meeting with patients under the same roof on the same day. We are striving to deliver the highest level of care in the best way possible.

Find a Cancer Care Location

The heart of our patient care is located in downtown Charleston, SC. Patients may also be seen in oncology clinic locations closer to home.

Hollings arial view

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Personalized patient care is at the center of everything we do. And no one tells the story better than our patients themselves. Meet some of our patients and hear about their cancer journey.

Patient Stories

Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

Patients may be referred to Hollings by calling MEDULINE at 843-792-2200 or 800-922-5250, MUSC’s dedicated consultation line open 24/7 exclusively for health care professionals or through the online Patient Referral Portal.

Find a Nurse Navigator

Patient Resources

Patient & Family Resources

Hollings offers resources for patients, families and those interested in learning more about cancer prevention and risk. These include our Patient & Family Resource Room, the online MUSC Health Library and many services and support networks.

Patient Resources

Clinical Trials

Is a clinical trial right for you?

Every treatment that has ever made a difference in cancer was once a part of a clinical trial. The Hollings Cancer Center is committed to offering the best treatments available today while searching for even better ones for the future.

Find a Clinical Trial

As an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, Hollings Cancer Center is part of a national network of clinical trials, with access to hundreds of trials across the United States.


Making a Difference through Cancer Research


Hollings Cancer Center is home to more than 120 scientists conducting research and collaborating on better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat this complex disease. As one of 70 National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers, Hollings continues to attract top cancer researchers from leading institutions across the country who are conducting research in the community, laboratory and clinic.

Research Programs

  • Cancer Biology
    • The scientific goal of the Cancer Biology Program is to identify novel genomic and genetic alterations that play causal roles in cancer development and to study genes, proteins, and signaling pathways that mediate the altered phenotypes of cancer cells.

  • Cancer Immunology
    • The scientific goal of the Cancer Immunology Program is to understand the basic mechanisms by which the immune system is regulated in cancer and to apply these discoveries to the development of immunotherapy trials.

  • Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
    • The scientific goal of the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program is to discover and characterize unique agents and pathways that will impact the development of more effective cancer therapies and to translate these discoveries into clinical applications by using proof-of-principle, early phase clinical and correlative science studies.

  • Cancer Control
    • The 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.

HCC Fellowship Program

The HCC Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral/Clinical Fellows and Graduate Fellows.

Research Training Programs

K12: Junior FacultyT32: Postdoctoral Trainees R25: Summer Undergraduate

 Upcoming Deadlines

The next call for applications will be June 4 for the Pre-Clinical & Clinical Concepts, Team Science, and Idea awards. Applications for these awards will be due August 3.

Research Training Programs
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