Recruitment in medical oncology has allowed for the continuing expansion of our multidisciplinary clinic offerings. The multidisciplinary setting allows patients with certain malignancies to see all their different physicians (medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon, et al) in one clinic appointment. Their cases are discussed at tumor board conferences prior to the patients’ appointment so that state-of-the-art patient care can be discussed and treatment plans implemented. This setting allows the medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and surgeons to discuss the different cases as a group. This year we opened two multidisciplinary clinics which are also held weekly at Hollings Cancer Center: two breast clinics, one thoracic, one neuro-oncology and one head/neck clinic.
Dr. Carol Sherman
Philanthropic donations also assist the Division in recruiting new faculty. Louis DeWolff has donated $1 million with matching state funds to create the Grace DeWolff Endowed Chair in GI Medical oncology. This endowment was given in honor of his wife and in gratitude for her excellent medical care provided by Dr. Carol Sherman. Additionally, Mr. Davison Pierson donated $100,000 to create the Davison and Catherine Pierson Endowed Lectureship in Lung Cancer. This endowment was given in appreciation of care provided by Dr. Carol Sherman.
Hollings Cancer Center
The Hollings Cancer Center is the largest academic cancer center in South Carolina. It is the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center and one of only 66 NCI centers in the U.S.
Founded in 1993 and named for former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, the cancer center serves a culturally and socio-economically diverse state whose populations experience unique and urgent disparities in cancer incidence and mortality.
As the state’s foremost cancer treatment and research center, Hollings unites more than 150 experts in treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina’s significant cancer problem.
The center’s resources extend throughout South Carolina via partnerships with other healthcare organizations ensuring that all patients in the state have access to our innovative and compassionate care.
Patients are at the center of everything Hollings does. For the 23,000 South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, the Hollings Cancer Center is leading the way in changing what is possible in cancer care.
Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program
The Bone Marrow Transplant Program performs autologous, related and unrelated allogenic transplants using full preparative regimens and newer reduced intensity regimens. The BMT program is also a member of the National Marrow Donor program and a member of the IBMTR center. The program participates as a full member in the Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG) and Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB).