Cancer Institute

Cancer Institute

You knew cancer breakthroughs were being made somewhere. Now you know somewhere is here.

Researchers at Greenville Health System aren’t just making progressin the war against cancer. They’re making breakthroughs. Like helping to develop the first new treatments for melanoma in more than 30 years. It’s the type of groundbreaking work that only happens in our nation’s elite cancer research institutes—including our very own, right here in the Upstate.

Click here to learn how GHS Cancer Institute helped Mr. Sharp beat cancer!

The Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System is dedicated to enhancing our communities’ quality of life through clinical excellence and research. Our core philosophy is anchored in providing the most effective cancer care available in the world. We understand that cancer care is about comfort, compassion and enhanced access to care, so we focus on treating the whole person, not just the disease.

The Cancer Institute is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and is the only academic comprehensive cancer care program in South Carolina. The Institute’s services extend across five counties: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee. The program also reaches patients globally through its Institute for Translational Oncology Research. This means patients do not have to leave the Upstate to receive high quality cancer care. In fact, many people travel to GHS’ Cancer Institute from outside the state to receive care.

Latest News

Postmenopausal Colorectal Cancer Study

There are currently over 600,000 female colorectal cancer survivors in the US, and it is estimated that over half of these women are overweight. Despite clear recommendations to increase their physical activity, only about one-third of cancer survivors engage in the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity at least five days per week.

Dr. Mark O’Rourke is currently recruiting for a study, S1008, of diet and exercise for postmenopausal women who have had colorectal cancer and are overweight. Research shows that cancer survivors who have a healthy body weight, exercise, and eat a healthy diet feel better and live longer. Women eligible for the study will get nutrition counseling over the phone and a membership at an exercise facility at no cost for 12 months. This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and managed by the SWOG cancer research cooperative group.

For more information about the study and to see if you or someone you know may be eligible, contact Kate Richardson 864-455-2860.

The Next Front in Cancer Care - The Wall Street Journal Article

GHS Cancer Center makes the front page of the Personal Journal section in The Wall Street Journal.  Read the Article.

GHS Cancer Institute and USC School of Medicine partner 

GHS Cancer Institute and USC School of Medicine partner on nation’s first human performance lab to tackle cancer fatigue. Click here to learn more.

GHS' Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-2014

GHS' Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-2014 in South Carolina and the top hospital in the Greenville metro area by U.S. News & World Report. It was also the only hospital in Greenville to be named high performing in cancer. Click here to view the full report. 

New Location in Greer

The GHS Cancer Institute recently opened its newest location on the Greer Medical Campus. The office is located at 340 Medical Parkway, Suite 100 in Greer and houses medical and radiation oncology. To contact Greer Medical Oncology, call (864) 662-4000. To contact Greer Radiation Oncology, call (864) 334-4900.

Cancer Institute Wins Achievement Award

The GHS Cancer Institute was recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The GHS Cancer Institute is one of a select group of only 79 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. This is the second time GHS has received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Click here to learn more.