The money raised from Swing for a Cure goes to sarcoma research and clinical trials at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
Sarcomas are cancerous tumors that arise in the bones and connective tissue of the body. Connective tissue includes: fat, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. Sarcomas are rare, with about 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.
Hollings Cancer Center has one of the leading sarcoma treatment and research programs in the Southeastern United States, with a team including experienced physicians and scientists who are working to develop better therapies and treatments. Funds raised at Swing for a Cure will support the following programs:
"The long-term goal of our lab is to create and implement novel immune-based strategies that advance care for sarcoma and metastatic bone disease patients. We believe that as an academic lab it is essential to undertake research that is basic in nature yet has direct clinical implication. For this reason we work with clinicians to determine important clinical problems and we design our research to address the basic science mechanisms that may enable better clinical care."
Please visit the Thaxton Lab website to learn about the amazing research being performed by Dr. Jessica Thaxton, Dr. Lee Leddy, and their team.
As South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-designated center, the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center offers the most comprehensive cancer care in the state. Hollings has earned accreditation and recognition nationally in a variety of specialties, including melanoma, breast cancer, and oncology nursing. Hollings remains committed to early detection and community awareness through partnerships, outreach events, and a mobile-health screening unit. In addition, Hollings offers 190 clinical trials to provide the most innovative and groundbreaking treatment options for every patient.
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center