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Radiation Oncology Blog

A Blog for Radiation Oncology
Date: Mar 2015

The Seventh Annual Gourmet and Grapes event was held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Kiawah Golf Resort in February Gourmet & Grapesto benefit the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The yearly event aims to raise funds and awareness to support cancer research and patient programs at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Since the event began six years ago, Gourmet & Grapes has raised more than $850,000 for Hollings Cancer Center’s clinical research and programs, an invaluable contribution for cancer research conducted in South Carolina.

Gourmet & Grapes 2015 brought together regional culinary talent and award-winning wineries to benefit Hollings Cancer Center, which has more than $43 million in research funding and more than 300 clinical trials open to patients.

Learn more about clinical research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center here.

The Neurosciences Gamma Knife Center, a service of Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, has reached a milestone in clinical care for patients with brain tumors and brain disorders – the treatment of the 1,000th patient with Gamma KnifeTM technology.

Gamma Knife Perfexion

The Gamma Knife program at MUSC is a collaborative endeavor between neuroscience and radiation oncology disciplines, providing patients the expertise of physicians from multiple specialties.

The 1,000th patient will be treated with the latest generation of Gamma Knife technology. Upgraded in fall 2014 at the center, the Leksell Gamma KnifeTM Perfexion® is one of only two systems in South Carolina and is the only one affiliated with a dedicated cancer center.

“This milestone in patient care is a special honor for our clinical team and staff,” said Dr. Joseph Jenrette III, chairman of the department of radiation oncology at MUSC and Gamma Knife Center co-director. “We’ve had the opportunity to help a substantial number of patients who desire or require an alternative to surgery or conventional radiation therapy for brain tumors and functional disorders of the brain.”

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, vascular malformation or functional disorder like trigeminal neuralgia or essential tremor, contact us to learn about your treatment options and whether you may be a candidate for Gamma Knife treatment.