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Dr. Jennifer Harper is a radiation oncologist at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, as well as an associate professor at MUSC.Dr. Jennifer Harper

She is certified by the American Board of Radiology and focuses on the treatment of breast cancer, palliative care and head and neck cancer. Dr. Harper serves as a member of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team.

Her teaching efforts have been recognized by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. She has also received an MUSC Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

In addition to having a clinical interest in Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a noninvasive treatment for brain tumors and functional brain disorders, Dr. Harper specializes in breast cancer and its treatment. She has published extensive clinical research on the topic of accelerated partial breast irradiation.

Dr. Harper sees patients regularly at Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location, which recently debuted new technology to treat patients. Treatment of breast cancer and prostate cancer are two key focus areas for Dr. Harper and the multidisciplinary team of doctors who treat patients at Hollings Cancer Center.

Learn more about Dr. Harper here or read about Hollings Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program, the only South Carolina breast center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and also affiliated with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center.
 

Treatment of breast cancer and prostate cancer is a key focus for MUSC physicians treating patients at Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location.

In February, an open house event was held for the community to unveil new technology that offers improved imaging capabilities for patients, as well as several types of external beam radiation therapy. TrueBeamTM is an advanced cancer treatment system offering the latest radiation therapy techniques, including new imaging features that increase precision and accuracy of radiation delivery.Dr. Jennifer Harper

Dr. Jennifer Harper, MUSC associate professor and radiation oncologist, sees patients regularly at Hollings Cancer Center Mt. Pleasant. She says, “The new TrueBeam system in Mt. Pleasant reflects our commitment to ensure patients are treated with the most advanced technology supported by clinical research and provides another access point for patients and their families to get expertise from MUSC physicians in a community location.”

The availability of other important cancer services such as mammograms in the Mt. Pleasant community nicely complement the treatment services the cancer center offers. Dr. Harper anticipates Hollings Cancer Center Mt. Pleasant will evolve into a destination for breast and prostate cancer treatment.

To learn more about treatment services at Hollings Cancer Center Mt. Pleasant, call 843-876-8411 or request an appointment here.

Hollings Cancer Center Mt. PleasantNew technology installed at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location now offers improved imaging capabilities for patients, as well as several types of external beam radiation therapy. TrueBeamTM is an advanced cancer treatment system offering the latest radiation therapy techniques, including new imaging features that increase precision and accuracy of radiation delivery. The first patient will be treated in early January.

A free open house event will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 4:30 p.m. -7 p.m. at Hollings Cancer Center/Mt. Pleasant at 1180 Hospital Drive. The event will feature demonstrations of the new technology, and refreshments and beverages will be provided. The public is welcome to attend.

Regarding the newly installed technology in Mt. Pleasant, Dr. Jennifer Harper, MUSC associate professor and radiation oncologist, says:


“The new TrueBeam system in Mt. Pleasant reflects our commitment to ensure patients are treated with the most advanced technology supported by clinical research and provides another access point for patients and their families to get expertise from MUSC physicians in a community location. With the TrueBeam’s treatment and imaging capabilities and availability of other important cancer services such as mammograms in the Mt. Pleasant community, breast and prostate cancer will be focus areas of treatment for us at this location. We anticipate Hollings Cancer Center/Mt. Pleasant evolving into a destination for breast and prostate cancer treatment.”

Patients are currently being accepted for TrueBeam consultations. Call 843-876-8411 to request more information and find out if you or a loved one may be a candidate for TrueBeam treatment.