August 2020 update from MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Director Raymond DuBois, M.D.

Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D.
August 11, 2020
Dean Dubois

Dear friends of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center,

I am excited to have joined MUSC Hollings Cancer Center as its new director. I first want to take a moment to thank Dr. Denis Guttridge, who has served admirably as interim director since mid-January, for his excellent leadership and guiding hand. He has kept the center moving on a positive trajectory, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his dual leadership roles as director of the Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute in the MUSC College of Medicine and associate director of translational sciences for Hollings Cancer Center.

I am able to take on this new role and continue my position as dean of the College of Medicine because of the strong collaborative teams and leadership that are already in place at both the College of Medicine and Hollings Cancer Center. I will work closely with Hollings leadership, administration, the MUSC Health system, our provost and the entire Hollings team to collectively evaluate and set progressive goals to move forward, and ultimately, achieve comprehensive status as a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. I invite you to read my discussion with Paul Goldberg, editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, to learn more about my plans for Hollings. Also, I have dedicated my entire academic career to cancer research and supporting national cancer organizations and cancer research funding initiatives through the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF); and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Philanthropy plays a critical role in supporting the work of Hollings Cancer Center’s researchers and physicians. I want to thank you for being a partner in our mission to provide the best possible care and treatment options to our patients. Every gift makes an impact, and because of your generosity, we are able to make scientific breakthroughs in research and advances in cancer treatments. Quite frankly, we couldn’t do what we do without you.

As a physician-scientist with a passion for cancer research and patient-centered care, I am dedicated to Hollings’ mission. Hollings is a gem in our state and nation, and I am eager to see how our team will continue to elevate its impact and standing. In fact, I am a strong believer in the team approach because I have seen great things happen when a team of professionals with complementary skills and backgrounds work together toward common goals. Our common goal is the fight against cancer, and we must be united in this effort in order to succeed!


Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Dean, MUSC College of Medicine