MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, Thoracic Cancer Program
86 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Founded in 1824 as the Medical College of South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina began as a small private medical college and has expanded to a state university, which includes a medical center, six colleges for education, and a faculty consisting of more than 600 biomedical scientists, specialists, and other health care professionals.
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), centers and institutes include: the Children’s Hospital, the Heart & Vascular Center , the Transplant Center , and the Hollings Cancer Center , to name a few. Just a few MUSC specialties include: cancer/oncology, thoracic surgery, hematology & blood disorders, endocrinology & medical genetics, digestive disease/gastroenterology, genetics & developmental pediatrics, infectious disease, transplant, and urology.
The Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina or MUSC Hollings Cancer Center was established in 1993. Located on the MUSC campus in Charleston, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is the only dedicated cancer facility at MUSC. The 202,139 square feet facility houses multidisciplinary clinics, chemotherapy infusion suites, and research laboratories, as well as 49 exam and consult rooms, and 58 administrative and faculty offices. In addition to the Hollings Cancer Center facility, cancer care specialists and researchers utilize a large portion of facilities for training and interdisciplinary research, as well as patient care, at the adjacent Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, and across the University of South Carolina campus.
Hollings Cancer Center features numerous multidisciplinary clinics designed to treat all cancers from esophageal cancer and mesothelioma to gastrointestinal cancers and gynecological cancers. These multidisciplinary clinics include: the thoracic cancer program, the bone marrow and stem cell transplant program, comprehensive breast care program, head and neck cancer program, hematological malignancy program, neurologic cancer program, gastrointestinal cancer program, gynecological cancer program, genitourinary cancer program, and the pediatric cancer program.
Hollings Cancer Center’s Thoracic Cancer program specializes in all aspects of diagnosis, surgery, treatment and management of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, chest wall tumors, tumors of the mediastinum, and tracheal cancer. Treatment options include: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and more than 250 clinical trials offered through the Hollings Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO). MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is in the process of review to become a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is the only major academic-based cancer program in the state of South Carolina. The closest National Cancer Institute designated cancer center is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.