Hollings Headlines // March 2022
Going, going, gone!
Hollings researcher Dr. John O’Bryan was very fond of his hair. Was is the key word. But not all is lost as he’s raising money for a good cause, and he’s actually enjoying his new, streamlined look. Earlier this month, with cameras rolling, he allowed a group to shave his head to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. O’Bryan, whose lab studies pediatric cancer, was helped early on in his career by two grants from the organization. 
One of the onlookers was his daughter, Amanda, who did a similar thing when she was in sixth grade. “That takes a lot of guts,” he told the crowd, adding it was time for him to follow in her footsteps. “It took me a little longer to get the courage, but I’m shaving today and, based on donations, a lot of people wanted to see that hair go.”
Check out more photos on our Facebook page.
Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
Survivor helps advance the science in cutting-edge trial
Glenn Bachmann knows how important clinical trials are. He's been involved in one at Hollings to treat his multiple myeloma. Bachman, who also had a stem cell transplant at Hollings, is grateful for the results he's seen so far.

“If I can help prove the effectiveness of this treatment and help others in the future, I thought that would be great.”
Research Extra
See our special March research newsletter for current updates on lots of other exciting research happening at Hollings.
MUSC Health named ‘Program of Experience’ for CAR-T
We are proud to announce that MUSC Health has received designation from Emerging Therapy Solutions® (ETS) as a “Program of Experience” for CAR-T therapy. ETS created this designation after evaluating centers across the U.S. that provide CAR-T services and identifying the leading CAR-T programs with the essential experience and resources, including volume of CAR-Ts administered.
"We are thrilled with this designation for our CAR-T program. It reflects the dedication and tireless efforts of our team to deliver exceptional care and work collaboratively across MUSC for the best treatment options and outcomes for our patients."

Dr. Michelle Hudspeth

Director, Adult and Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
LOWVELO21 raises over $1 million
Thank you LOWVELO sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers! Because of you, $1,356,017 was raised through fundraising and sponsorships. Participants raised $551,017 that will benefit lifesaving cancer research at Hollings!

Registration for LOWVELO22 is underway! The event will be held on Nov. 5 and will feature popular attractions including a 10-mile island ride, virtual options and stationary classes, as well as three other cycling routes – 25, 55 and 100 miles – that depart from Charleston and end at the Isle of Palms finish line. There, a big block party that includes food, vendors and live music will await participants.
Supporting patients
ACS Hope Lodge is open!

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is open and accepting referrals for Hollings patients and their families.

The Hope Lodge has 18 guest rooms with private bathrooms and four fully stocked kitchens. The ACS also is providing $40,000 in funding to cover patient transportation costs.
Needed: Hollings faculty and staff
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