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The Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS) is dedicated to enhancing our community’s 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. 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 our state to receive care.
With a focus on translational research and personalized medicine, GHS’ Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) provides some of the most advanced cancer treatments available anywhere in the world.
GHS offers patients a unique approach to cancer treatment through its Multidisciplinary Center (MDC) at the GHS Cancer Institute. The MDC allows a patient to accomplish in one morning visit what previously may have taken several trips over the course of a few weeks.
GHS’ Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS) is a patient-centered program that integrates evidenced-based complementary therapies with traditional cancer care to treat the “whole patient,” encompassing mind, body and spirit.
The National Cancer Institute proclaimed GHS Cancer Institute among the nation’s best in research with a recent award of $6.7 million to conduct clinical trials and research studies aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities. GHS is the only community-based site in S.C. to receive the award. Clinical trials focus on improving cancer prevention, cancer control, screening for early cancers and post-treatment surveillance, while cancer care delivery research focuses on quality of life and understanding the diverse and multi-level factors that affect access to and quality of care.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you know how overwhelming it can feel. The more information you have, the better prepared you’ll be to talk with your physician and help make decisions. Watch this video for a simple explanation of the basics of cancer and common treatment options.
Cancer Institute Announcement
Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute has been awarded $6.7 million to conduct clinical trials and research studies aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities. The money comes from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), part of the National Institutes of Health. GHS is one of only 40 programs in the country to receive a NCORP grant.
Cancer Institute Receives FACT Accreditation
The GHS Cancer Institute has received FACT accreditation for allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The Cancer Institute is one of only two programs in the state and the only program in the Upstate to earn FACT accreditation for both allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants. Click here to learn what this means for patients with blood borne diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.