Gibbs Cancer Center Takes Part in Metastatic Breast Cancer Study

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute was featured in the Association of Community Cancer Center’s research publication on metastatic breast cancer “Effective Principles and Practices in Patient Support: Reframe the Conversation.” Gibbs patients and staff, including clinical nurse navigators, support staff, and oncologist Stephen Corso, MD, were interviewed for the 2016 study. The interviews illustrate real-world cancer teams working with…

Guardian Research Network Joins GRAIL Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas (CCGA) Study as Foundation for Development of Blood Test to Detect Cancer Early

Guardian Research Network has joined a multi-center clinical team organized by GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured. GRAIL’s first multi-center clinical study is the Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study to facilitate the development of GRAIL’s blood test for early-stage cancer detection. “We are very pleased to be…

Gibbs at Pelham Breaks Ground on $65 Million Facility

As the Upstate of South Carolina grows, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute plans to grow with it. Gibbs will be well prepared to care for cancer patients throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg area and beyond. Gibbs at Pelham broke ground on its new facility on Tuesday, May 17, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2018. “We are building this with the…

The Guardian Research Network: A Comprehensive Solution Supporting Adoption of Precision Medicine by the Community

By Timothy J. Yeatman, M.D. and Mark L. Watson, MD, Ph.D Published at The Journal of Precision Medicine.com Precision medicine has been defined as a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare - with medical decisions, practices and products being tailored to the individual patient. Precision medicine offers great promise and hope to cancer patients who seek more targeted therapies with improved…

Being Proactive Can Save Your Life

You haven’t taken a day off from work in six months. Life gets so busy that you put your health on the back burner. But not getting health screenings — like a colonoscopy — puts your life at risk. You should get your first colonoscopy at age 50 and—if you are low risk—repeat the exam every five to 10 years.…

Continuing a Giving Tradition

Fourteen-year-old Ginger Dailey has created a yearly tradition: raising money through birthday presents to donate to cancer patients. For the third year in a row, Dailey has told her friends and family to forego birthday gifts and give money to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Cancer Special Needs Fund for Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. Ginger turned 14 on February…

Gibbs Expands Cancer Services in Cherokee County

When the word “cancer” is mentioned, visions of hospital beds and overnight stays come to mind. However, cancer treatment has migrated to an outpatient setting over the last 20 years, including infusion treatments such as chemotherapy. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, focuses on providing a comfortable, convenient and calming place for patients…

New Cancer Center Model Thriving

Spartanburg’s Gibbs Cancer Center | Medpage Today Timothy Yeatman, MD, director of the Gibbs Cancer Center and president of Gibbs Research Institute at the Spartanburg, S.C., Regional Healthcare System, said during a telephone interview that his vision of building a center where function follows form is coming to fruition with the construction of a multistory facility that will support 10…

Guardian Research Network Continues Rapid U.S. Expansion

Consortium to quickly match cancer patients to trials offering the greatest potential for a cure The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) in Winston-Salem, N.C., has joined Guardian Research Network (GRN). The rapidly growing nationwide collaborative with a vision to expand clinical trial access and provide new clinical insights has grown to nearly 80 hospitals in 10 states.…

A Clinical Research First Coming to Many Local Communities

Four U.S. Healthcare Systems Join Guardian Research Network A CLINICAL RESEARCH FIRST COMING TO MANY LOCAL COMMUNITIES Spartanburg, SC — The Guardian Research Network (GRN) is rapidly expanding with the addition of four partner healthcare systems including Baptist Health (Kentucky), Bon Secours Health System, Mercy and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, encompassing 76 hospitals in nine states. Guardian Research Network is…

Mastectomy Fitting Gives Women More Confidence After Breast Surgery

A mastectomy can save the life of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. But once she completes the remainder of her cancer treatment, the changes to her body can damage her self-esteem and emotional well-being. The certified mastectomy fitter (CMF) at That Special Look, located in Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, can help women through these challenges. A mastectomy…