Hollings Headlines // December 2021
Happy Holidays!
Finding grace in the grief: Coping with terminal cancer diagnosis brings the unexpected

This holiday, we wish our staff, patients, survivors, caregivers and family members a joyous season. We extend an extra special greeting to those facing a challenging season for whatever reason. This story is dedicated to you.
Two gifts from us to you this holiday season
Hollings Comfort Corner

Check out our Hollings Comfort Corner, a curated page with special inspirational pieces to support our Hollings staff, patients, survivors and caregivers. We hope you find inspiration and encouragement for the season, and we welcome you to share your reflections as well.
Hollings Horizons

We are excited to share the digital version of our magazine Hollings Horizons. We highlight some of the best patient stories and advances in cancer care at Hollings. If you would like a free version of our printed edition, please subscribe hereWe hope you enjoy!
Spreading cheer to others
“The girls in the office and my doctors just loved it. It made the staff happy and smile. There’s so much that they deal with on a daily basis that is so serious. I thought if I could make them happy simply by wearing my different fancy pants, then that is what I’ll do."
Jim Nelson
Hollings patient
Hollings research corner
Hollings part of $10 million global tobacco study

Hollings researchers are among a group that was awarded $10 million from the National Cancer Institute to examine how regulatory policies affect smoking, vaping and the use of other nicotine products.

“Most of the policies adopted on e-cigarettes and other new nicotine products have been based on emotion and guesswork," said K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D., one of the study leaders and co-leader of Hollings Cancer Center’s Tobacco Research Program. "By comparing the experiences of different countries with varying regulatory approaches, the study seeks to inform United States public policy, based upon the best science available to maximize population health.”
Marvella Ford
U.K. - U.S. cancer research summit

Marvella Ford, Ph.D., Hollings researcher and associate director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities, was invited to participate in the first-ever U.K. - U.S. scientific summit. It brought cancer researchers from the two countries together to discuss opportunities to improve cancer care and reduce cancer disparities.
Medicaid expansion impact on cancer mortality

Evan Graboyes, M.D., a Hollings head and neck oncologist and Cancer Control Program researcher, was part of a new study analyzing the impact that Medicaid expansion has on cancer mortality rates.

“Through this study, we estimate that over 5,000 cancer deaths were prevented during the study period in early Medicaid expansion states,” Graboyes said.
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