This new type of scanning for prostate cancer uses monoclonal antibodies. MUSC pioneered the technology and is one of the nation's most experienced institutions in using this scan.
Imaging equipment includes a 128 slice CT scanner, 3 Tesla MRI and PET Imaging.
Hollings Cancer Center is at the forefront of laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for surgeries that have previously been done via a full open incision. These minimally invasive techniques improve precision and reduce the surgical impact on patients. Many of our surgeons are trained in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot that helps to increase surgical precision.
Depending on the patient's individual need, Hollings is able to perform surgery on prostate tumors in four different ways: robotic, perineal, retropubic and laparoscopic. MUSC is the only center in South Carolina that offers all of these options.
Among the latest techniques to kill tumors in their current location and preserve surrounding tissue, we use cryotherapy, radio frequency ablation and brachytherapy.
This technique uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze kidney and prostate tumors.
Brachytherapy is the implantation of radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer.
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
Along with state-of-the-art treatments, Hollings assists patients in dealing with the financial, physical and emotional aspects of having cancer.
Our clinical trials for genitourinary cancers offer patients access to cutting-edge therapies that may not be available anywhere else.