Hollings Headlines // February 2020
National Cancer Prevention Month
Cancer Survivor to Raise Awareness for National Cancer Awareness Month

We had a ball with cervical cancer survivor Tammy Grainger who joined us for a day of fashion modeling, showing off her favorite wigs. She has 17 in her growing collection. Grainger, who loved her ‘Cinderella’ day, said she refuses to let cancer define her. Join us in sharing her photos as she raises awareness about cancer prevention and encourages other survivors to strike a pose!

Smoking Cessation
Bright Idea in Dentist’s Office Leads to Innovative Smoking Cessation Project
Hollings Cancer Center researcher , Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D. , conducted a study to have primary care providers hand out goody bags to patients who smoked. He was inspired by the findings. Read more
2020 Surgeon General’s Report a Wakeup Call
Kudos to HCC researchers who contributed to the recently released surgeon general’s 2020 report . Leading smoking cessation experts at HCC,  Michael Cummings, Ph.D. , and oncologist  Graham Warren, M.D., Ph.D. , both contributed to the 700-page report. Here they summarize the important findings. Read more
HCC Names New AD of Basic Science

Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D., has been named associate director of Basic Science at HCC. Bringing 25 years of experience to the position, Yu says he looks forward to working in this role to increase research in basic science as well as collaboration among basic and clinical scientists.

Clinical Teams Win Quality Awards
We’re so proud of these teams who recently won these Quality & Safety awards at MUSC HCC!

Scientists Advance Liver Cancer Research on Multiple Fronts

Talk about busy. Dr. Anand Mehta and his colleagues have several impressive projects – all aimed at helping patients with liver cancer, which has an incidence rate that continues to rise in the nation. Team members hope to commercialize a blood test soon that could improve patients’ chances of surviving this disease.

Save the Date: LOWVELO Big Reveal
Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hollings Cancer Center Carolyn E. Reed Pavilion

Join us Feb. 27 as we reveal how much our riders raised for cancer research. All sponsors, riders, and volunteers are invited. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while hearing from LOWVELO participants Gerard Silvestri, M.D., and David Wenger, the vice president of TD Bank, as well as LOWVELO founder, Gustavo Leone, Ph.D., who will make a special announcement.

RSVP to Shannon Rice at [email protected] .
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