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SC hospital getting $7 million cancer grant

– A hospital in Greenville is getting a nearly $7 million grant to research how to improve the long term outcome for cancer patients and reduce the disparities in their care.

Greenville Health System said the grant will also pay for clinical trials to bring new treatments to the hospital’s patients.

Hospital officials say the grant shows they are on the right track in treating cancer in the Upstate.

The $6.7 million grant for the Greenville Health System was one of 53 grants announced by the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program.

Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institution in Spartanburg will also get some of that grant money. It is part of a consortium getting $15 million for a nationwide research network