Dr. Michael Goler

Cancer Health Disparities

Hollings Cancer Center researchers are dedicated to serving the needs of everyone in the state, including in our rural and medically underserved areas. Addressing health disparities also is a key mission. Health disparities are defined as the inequalities that occur in the provision of health care and access to health care across different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Hollings Cancer Center researchers do this in a variety of ways. Here are some of the highlights.


Dr. Judith Salley-Guydon and Dr. Marvella Ford SC CaDRE Update

Hollings researchers have received funding from the NCI to support three new research projects under SC CADRE.

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert NCORP grant

Hollings Cancer Center will be able to continue a key statewide program to enroll more cancer patients from rural and underserved minority populations into cutting-edge clinical trials.

Marvella Ford speaking Clinical trial recruitment

Cancer centers design strategies for including more racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials.

Dr. Camara Jones Health disparities retreat

Scientific retreat tackles tough issues of health disparities, racism.

Cancer In African American Men In South Carolina

New first-of-its-kind cancer report focuses on the types of cancer that are contributing to the large burden of cancer experienced among African American men.

"South Carolina is making significant strides in combating cancer in our state. It is our desire for these benefits to reach African American men as well. The purpose of this report is to show areas where disparities still exist, and to make some recommendations to develop strategies to reduce, and eventually eliminate, these disparities."
- Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Cover of Cancer in African  American Men in South Carolina

Key Experts

Dr. Marvella FordMarvella E. Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Cancer Disparities
Hollings Cancer Center
Professor, Public Health Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Learn more about Dr. Ford

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Learn more about Dr. Hughes-Halbert

Health Disparities Pioneer

Remembering Ida Spruill

Health Disparities Pioneer: Remembering Dr. Ida Spruill



Ida Spruill and Research

Dr. Spruill’s Impact on Health Disparities Research



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