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Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials

Palmetto Health patients should discuss with their physician whether a clinical trial is the best choice of cancer treatment for them.


Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina

Center for Colon Cancer Research

Franklin Berger

Franklin G. Berger, PhD, Director
George H. Bunch, Sr. Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Director, Center for Colon Cancer Research

The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) was established in 2002 and is sustained by supporting grants from the National Institutes of Health.  The grants provide support for new investigators to conduct research that may lead to break through discoveries for improved methods in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. For more information about the Center for Colon Cancer Research go to: http://cccr.sc.edu/

 Cancer Prevention and Control Program  

James R. Hebert James R. Hébert, MSPH, DSc
Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
Director of the SC Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program
The Cancer Prevention and Control Program works closely with individuals, organizations, and communities to encourage and make possible cancer prevention, early detection, and appropriate care for those diagnosed with cancer. One such project is the South Carolina Cancer Disparities Community Network which received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of 25 Community Network Programs of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. For more information about the Cancer Prevention and Control Program go to http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/ and for more information about the South Carolina Cancer Disparities Network go to http://sccdcn.sph.sc.edu/ 

Partnership to Eliminate Health Disparities

Sandra Glover, PhD, Professor
Associate Dean for Health Disparities and Social Justice
Associate Director, SC Rural Health Research Center
Director, Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Discparities
University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health

The Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities aims to eliminate health disparities through community, academic and other strategic partnerships in South Carolina and beyond. This partnership between the University of South Carolina and Claflin University is designed to reduce health disparities in HIV/AIDS and HPV/cervical cancer, particularly among minorities in rural South Carolina. The partnership is the result of a federally funded grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.