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.
- Medical oncologists at South Carolina Oncology Associates are involved in clinical trials through the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.
- The American Cancer Society provides a free cancer clinical trial matching service to people looking for cancer clinical trials. This service is a collaboration with the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, an organization that helps ensure all cancer patients have access to cancer clinical trials.
Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina
Center for Colon Cancer Research
|Franklin G. Berger, PhD, Director George H. Bunch, Sr. ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of South CarolinaDirector, Center for Colon Cancer Research|
The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) was established in 2002 by the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant totaling $11 million dollars over five years. The CCCR applied for a competitive renewal and in August 2007 was awarded $10.7 million over five years through 2012. The COBRE grant was provided for the purpose of providing new investigators with the guidance, financial support and front-line research technologies they need to make the break through discoveries that will lead to improved methods for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. For more information about the Center for Colon Cancer Research go to: http://www.palmettohealth.org/www.cccr.sc.edu
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
|James R. Hébert, MSPH, DSc Health Sciences Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
Director of the SC Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Partnership to Eliminate Health Disparities
Sandra Glover, PhD, Professor
|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.|