South Carolina is adding programs and credentials in health care to effectively treat breast cancer. Clemson University’s Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering announced last week a $195,000 grant to support research to develop new ways to improve reconstructive breast surgery. The process uses engineered tissue containing anti-cancer properties.
This is the first time that the Avon Foundation has funded this type of interdisciplinary research
Recently, another breast cancer center joined the ranks of three in the state accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The Hollings Cancer Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is now added to the accredited centers in the state: Bon Secours St. Francis Breast Health Center,Greenville, SC; GHS Breast Multidisciplinary Center, also in Greenville; and Palmetto Health Breast Center in Columbia.
Dr. David Winchester is Chair of the NAPBC and Medical Director for the American College of Surgeons. He talked with South Carolina Radio Network’s Susan Trautsch about what this certification means.