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  • Former Director of Hollings Cancer Center Dies
    Cancer Center and the Mary M Gilbreth Professor of Oncology Serving as Director until 2000 he made important contributions to the development of the Hollings Cancer Center in its early stages He retired from the full time MUSC faculty as a Professor Emeritus in 2004 Dr Green was recognized as a preeminent clinical investigator clinician and teacher mentor A highly respected oncologist he contributed significantly to the understanding and treatment of solid tumors His research focused on clinical trials of new therapies for the treatment of cancers of the lung and pancreas He was widely published and his impactful research to improve cancer treatments made a difference in the lives of thousands of cancer patients worldwide Dr Mark Green was one of the most influential lung cancer medical oncologists in the last 50 years commented Gerard A Silvestri MD MS FCCP Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at MUSC He had a command of the oncologic literature that was second to none He was one of the few doctors I have known who was not only able to quote chapter and verse about the latest cancer research but he was also able to synthesize it for your particular patient a marvelous combination and one that is rare in medicine Dr Green was a leader in the field of oncology serving as Chair of the NCI s Cancer and Leukemia Group B CALGB Respiratory Committee for over 20 years and Vice Chairman of CALGB from 1995 to 2007 During his tenure as chair of CALGB he oversaw the development of new and innovative treatments used in thirty member universities and hundreds of medical centers He was also a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty Board of Medical Oncology from 1989 to 1999 and served as the subspecialty board chair

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/pressreleases/2015/Dr.%20Mark%20Green%202.27.15 (2015-11-11)
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  • gourmet food, wines
    in its seventh year Gourmet Grapes raises funds to support cancer research that is making a difference in South Carolina and beyond The weekend long celebration is scheduled for February 6 8 2015 at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort This festive weekend boasts a number of events geared to all levels of appreciation for great food and wine from novice to connoisseur with a line up of top chefs from across the Southeast and winemakers from around the world The weekend is largely underwritten through significant sponsorships Major sponsors for the 2015 event include Kiawah Wines and MUSC Physicians Additional sponsors include AT T Alliance Oncology Motley Rice Law Firm Nice Ice and PNC Bank among others Media sponsors include the Post Courier The Local Palate and Charleston Magazine Tickets and Details Gourmet Grapes tickets may be purchased for the entire weekend or individual events and special room rates are available as well A range of sponsorships are also available for all events For event details please go to www gourmetandgrapes com or contact the Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development at 843 792 9335 or gourmetandgrapes musc edu For those looking to make the most of the weekend The Sanctuary Hotel is offering an exceptional value with special rates for Gourmet Grapes attendees Gourmet Grapes attendees wishing to make reservations at The Sanctuary are encouraged to call 800 654 2924 Since its inception in 2009 Gourmet Grapes has raised more than 850 000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center With declining federal funding this contribution has proved invaluable to cancer research conducted in South Carolina About Hollings Cancer Center Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is the state s only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center a distinction that is based

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/pressreleases/2015/Gourmet%20and%20Grapes%20Features%20Wine_Food (2015-11-11)
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  • Archived Press Releases
    Information Calendar Emergency Public Safety About MUSC Patient Care Academics Research Physician Portal Careers HR alumni MUSC Hollings Cancer Center News Media Press Releases Archived Press Releases 2014 Archives 2013 Archives 2012 Archives 2011 Archives 2010 Archives 2009 Archives Print This Page HOLLINGS HOME About Hollings Patient Cancer Information Clinical Trials Research at Hollings Statewide Commitments Giving to Hollings News Press Releases Media Requests Speaker Requests Hollings Horizons Newsletter Contact

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/pressreleases/archive.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Print This Page
    HCC scientist finds genetic variant key in understanding ovarian cancer June 15 2015 Study Co Led by Dr Gerard Silvestri Shows New Genomic Test Will Benefit Patients In Lung Screening May 18 2015 Hollings Mobile Health Unit Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening on Folly Beach April 22 2015 Matthew J Carpenter PhD Wins Prestigious Governor s Award for Excellence in Science March 27 2015 HCC Treats 1000th Patient with Gamma

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  • MUSC Hollings Cancer Center | News
    Cessation Tobacco Control Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products MUSC Using Genetic Mapping for Research and Personalized Treatment of Cancer AACR Highlights Surgeon General s Report in which HCC Researchers Made Significant Contributions Advancing Cancer Care New Report Shows Smoking Affects Outcomes and Survival for Cancer Patients Medical University of South Carolina Names Oncology Surgeon and Researcher as Next President Researchers from Hollings Cancer Center Participate in New Advice for E cigarette Use by Cancer Patients Print This Page Peer Reviewed Publications Tobacco Cessation May Improve Lung Cancer Patient Survival Journal of Thoracic Oncology Graham Warren MD PhD Tumor Progression and the Different Faces of the PERK Kinase Oncogene J Alan Diehl PhD A Bronchial Genomic Classifier for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Lung Cancer New England Journal of Medicine Gerard Silvestri MD Mentoring Strategies and Outcomes of Two Federally Funded Cancer Research Training Programs for Underrepresented Students in the Biomedical Sciences Journal of Cancer Education Marvella Ford PhD The 2014 Surgeon General s Report The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress A Paradigm Shift in Cancer Care Cancer K Michael Cummings PhD Genome wide Significant Risk Association for Mucinous Ovarian

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/hollings_headlines/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Hollings in the Headlines
    highlighted the need for continued work to curb the coming health crises that continue due to ongoing tobacco use Dr Graham Warren Vice Chairman for Research in Radiation Oncology and Director of the Tobacco Assessment and Cessation Program at the Hollings Cancer Center presented findings from the SGR which concluded that smoking by cancer patients and survivors increased overall and cancer specific mortality risk of second primary cancer and was associated with increased cancer treatment toxicity These conclusions now represent the evidence base to effect significant changes in the way cancer patients are treated says Dr Warren The broad negative health effects of tobacco continue even after a cancer diagnosis It is critically important to understand how tobacco decreases the effectiveness of cancer treatment and clinicians must now use this evidence to provide tobacco cessation support for all cancer patients in order to provide evidence based cancer care Dr Warren also provided testimony to the U S Food and Drug Administration FDA Center for Tobacco Products while at the AACR meeting Pictured in front of an exhibit at AACR on the SGR and the timeline of tobacco control efforts created by Dr K Michael Cummings are from left to right Dr Roy S Herbst M D Ph D chief of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center Mitch Zeller J D director of the FDA s Center for Tobacco Products Dr Ellen R Gritz Ph D professor and chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr Robert Croyle Ph D director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute and Dr Graham Warren M D Ph D The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina played a significant role in the evidence presented

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/hollings_headlines/aacr.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Hollings in the Headlines
    2014 the Surgeon General Released The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress A Report of the Surgeon General The original landmark report in 1964 concluded that smoking caused lung cancer and laryngeal cancer in men Since 1964 several additional cancer sites including oropharynx esophagus stomach liver pancreas kidney and ureter bladder cervix colorectum and acute myeloid leukemia have been added to the list Overall tobacco use accounts for approximately one third of all cancer deaths annually However what was new in this report that is specifically relevant to clinicians involved in caring for cancer patients is the finding that tobacco smoking causes adverse outcomes in cancer patients Specifically the report concluded that in cancer patients and survivors the evidence is sufficient to infer a causal relationship between cigarette smoking and adverse health outcomes Quitting smoking improves the prognosis of cancer patients This conclusion is based upon rigorous review of the scientific evidence said Dr Graham Warren M D Ph D Vice Chairman for Research in Radiation Oncology and contributing author for the 2014 Surgeon General s Report Conclusions of causation are considered the highest level evidence and are based upon the consistency strength specificity and coherence of the

    Original URL path: http://hcc.musc.edu/news/hollings_headlines/advancingcare.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • Hollings in the Headlines
    Along with his research and clinical roles with Hollings Cancer Center Cole currently serves MUSC as president of MUSC Physicians and as chairman of the Department of Surgery It s exciting to have a long time cancer specialist and researcher stepping into the role of president at MUSC said Andrew S Kraft M D director of the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC I ve worked with Dr Cole for many years and have great admiration for his skills as a surgeon researcher and leader I believe this combination will serve MUSC well and keep cancer research and treatment at the forefront of the university s mission Cole earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in Maryland and completed his residency training in general surgery at Emory University After residency Cole completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Surgery Branch in Bethesda Maryland In 1994 Cole became an assistant professor in the MUSC College of Medicine and has served in a variety of faculty and leadership positions at MUSC since then earning tenure in 2001 His awards board appointments editorial positions committee and society participation and research successes are numerous Cole was selected from more than 50 applicants in the nearly year long nationwide search for new leadership Ray Greenberg M D Ph D stepped down from the presidency last August to take a leadership position with the University of Texas Health System in Austin Founded in 1824 in Charleston The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South Today MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education research and patient care MUSC educates and trains more than 3 000 students and residents and has nearly 13 000 employees including approximately 1 500 faculty members As the

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