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GHS opens expanded blood and marrow transplant unit

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 11, 2017) – Greenville Health System (GHS) opened its newly expanded McCrary Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital today. The new unit, which features eight large patient rooms, an up-to-99-percent purified air system, and amenities such as music therapy and a wellness suite, will allow more patients to receive...
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Talking turkey about your family history

Thanksgiving—food is on the table, football is on the television and multiple conversations occur simultaneously: Who is working where now? Why IS cousin Jessica marrying that guy? What are the neighbors thinking already having their Christmas decorations up? Then, the inevitable lull in the conversation hits. “So, exactly what was it that grandma had, uterine...
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CMS announces Greenville Health System selected for initiative promoting better cancer care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected Greenville Health System (GHS) as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care...
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Prisma Health shoots for the moon on cancer care

At Greenville Health System, we share Vice President Joe Biden’s urgency for speeding the efforts to translate breakthrough research into meaningful clinical therapies and to usher a unique collaboration of scientists, clinical researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers, patients and the academic and public/private sectors to accelerate this research translation to find new approaches to preventing...
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The Science Behind Exercise and Cancer Recurrence

At the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS), we have emphasized for cancer survivors the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet in lowering the risk of the cancer coming back. Observational studies indicate that exercise does indeed lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Recently, an article in Cell Metabolism described research...
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GHS Children’s Hospital and Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children Announce Naming of Children’s Day Hospital at BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center

Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital announced today that the children’s day hospital at its BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center will be named in honor of Knox and Priscilla Haynsworth, founders of Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children. Since 2002, Clement’s Kindness has given approximately $800,000 in financial assistance to patients and families of the BI-LO...
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The Power of Philanthropy: In the Patient’s Corner

When cancer strikes, it attacks everything about that person and their family. Patients often express a sense of vulnerability and defenselessness when placed into battle with a “foreign invader.” We have the most up-to-date therapies to fight the foe, but I can tell you from personal experience that it’s frequently the support programs the Prisma...
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Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

Learning of a cancer diagnosis is the shock of a lifetime. We will always remember the day, the setting, the words and the profound emotions. One of the first things that we do is reach out for information, often starting with the Internet. In this blog, I will suggest some helpful first steps when a...
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Cancer “moonshot” has great potential

During the State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama announced a government-funded cancer research initiative that will be a “moonshot” to cure cancer. This is welcome news for cancer specialists across the United States, as well as for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. A key part of the initiative will be...
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