A hallmark of the HCC's career enhancement programming and activities is the specifically designed engagement of underrepresented individuals in biomedical and cancer research.
Offered to rising sophomores and juniors at Burke High School, the South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience is a two-year program designed to stimulate and nurture local students' interest in cancer and health disparities research.
The program allows underrepresented students to explore a career in biomedical cancer research through cancer-focused courses and enrichment activities. Students learn about cancer biology, epidemiology and health disparities while participating in a hands-on research rotation at the HCC and cultural enrichment activities across the state.
This is a 10-week summer training program that offers undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore biomedical sciences and identify new approaches to cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Students are mentored by cancer researchers at HCC to promote the development of the next generation of cancer researchers. The curriculum and training are focused on the cancers having the most impact on the state in terms of incidence, morbidity and mortality and cancer health disparities.
The Honors Program in Applied Oncology Sciences Research program offered at South Carolina State University (SCSU) is intended to increase the pipeline of highly skilled, diverse undergraduates who pursue careers in biomedical research and cancer disparities. Over the course of three years (sophomore to senior), fifteen selected SCSU students complete seven classes taught by SCSU and MUSC faculty for a total of 43 credit hours. The program will launch in the fall of 2018, and includes participation in the South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium.
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Dr. Judith Salley-Guydon and Dr. Marvella Ford are leading the way in establishing the South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center.