The Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute in Greer just became a lot more accessible to patients seeking clinical access and treatment for cancer care.
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District becoming the fixed base operator for commercial and general aviation under the Cerulean brand is another avenue for cancer patients having access to the cancer institute.
Those studying and treating colon cancer will have a new way of looking at the disease thanks to research results from a study led by Dr. Timothy J. Yeatman, President and Director of Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
The study, published in medical scientific journal “Nature Communications” in June, entitled “A multigene mutation classification of 468 colorectal cancers reveals a prognostic role for APC,” focuses on the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC), a gene that has long been considered the gatekeeper in the development of colon cancer.
Early detection of breast cancer is crucial to successful treatment, but some women aren’t able to afford yearly mammograms. Through Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) Mammography Assistance Program at Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health, women can make their health a priority.
The Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, Inc. recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the assistance program.
When the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham is completed in 2018, it is to be among the premier of such facilities in the country.
But Dr. Timothy Yeatman, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute, said he wants it to be “a lighthouse” for everyone seeking a cure. “Cancer disrupts the whole family,” Yeatman said. “We want to keep families together, so we’re providing a very patient-focused approach that will bring the very best care right here, locally.”
A ceremonial ground breaking was held this morning at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham for a $65 million state-of-the-art facility with a 198,000-square-foot complex.
The seven-story facility will be an expansion of the existing Gibbs Cancer Center on Highway 14. An overhead corridor will connect the Pelham Medical Center to the cancer center. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018.
By Jessica Pickens
Spartanburg Regional Health System
By Jessica Pickens
Fourteen-year-old Ginger Dailey has created a yearly tradition: raising money through birthday presents.
Cancer Center is making treatment more convenient by extending outpatient infusion services to Cherokee County through Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute—Gaffney.
“We continue to support the Gaffney community by providing additional services close to home,” said Dr. David Church, Vice President of Oncology and Support Services for Gibbs. “By providing infusion services closer to home, patients will be able to resume their normal lifestyle and work activities sooner.”
Prostate is second only to skin cancer as the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.
Radiation therapy is among the most effective and common forms of treatment for prostate cancer. But radiation therapy for prostate cancer can sometimes result in undesirable side effects due to the proximity to other delicate tissues.
A $65 million investment into a new cancer center in Greer was announced Tuesday by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Meanwhile, a $15 million capital campaign through the Spartanburg Regional Foundation is underway with $9.5 million already raised.
The expansion was reported in January at the Pelham Medical Center when SRHS officials told GreerToday.com the multi-story world-class Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and the medical center campus would be connected with a glass bridge over Westmoreland Road.
Catwalk Walk for a Cure raised $4,210 at a fashion show featuring clothing from downtown Greer’s fashion stores.
The proceeds benefit Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The funds will be used by the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health’s Mammography assistance program, which allows women, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford screenings, to receive mammograms.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is the first in the United States to treat cancer patients using the CyberKnife M6 with the next-generation InCise Multileaf Collimation System.
The CyberKnife is a noninvasive radiation treatment device, which uses advanced imaging and robotics to accurately treat tumors.
Doctors Caio Rocha Lima and Melanie Thomas have joined the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute to help expand and grow clinical trial offerings to pharmaceutical industry trials in the Upstate.
Lima will serve as Medical Director for Medical Oncology and Associate Center Director for Translational Research. He received his medical degree and completed his residency in Brazil. Lima received his fellowship in hematology oncology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
A 6-to-10 story Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham is planned as the next phase to the medical complex across from the Pelham Medical Center.
Jimmy and Marshall Gibbs, benefactors of the Gibbs Cancer Center, and Dr. James Bearden III described the cancer center as one of a kind unrivaled in the U.S.
Advanced cancer fighting technology has arrived at the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute at Pelham. The CyberKnife Radiosurgery was introduced at a ribbon cutting ceremony that had the visionaries of the Gibbs Cancer Center present.
The Pelham Medical Center gave Greer Family Fest visitors a sneak preview of the CyberKnife last May
The CyberKnife, a robotic radiosurgery system, and the most advanced technological tool available to treat tumors, will become operational at the Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham in December. It will be the first of its kind in South Carolina.
This painless and noninvasive system has laser-guided precision that can destroy tumors without invasive surgery in the spine, brain, prostate, lung and liver. See videos here.
Marsha and Jimmy Gibbs presented a $250,000 gift towards the Gibbs Health Institute (GHI), a national initiative that Dr. Timothy Yeatman said will revolutionize the way clinical cancer trials are done and how personalized medicine is delivered in the community setting.
“We are humbled and inspired by the extraordinary generosity of Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs,” said Bruce Holstien, Chief Executive Officer for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “They continuously work to ensure that our patients have access to the latest treatments in cancer care.”
The Commission on Cancer (Coc) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute for its dedication to providing excellent quality care to cancer patients.
Gibbs Cancer Center is one of 79 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. Gibbs Cancer Center has received this distinction three times.