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Dr. Carolyn D. Britten

Charles Westfield Coker Distinguished Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Oncology

Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnostics Center of Economic Excellence

  • Recently named one of the Principal Investigators for Hollings Cancer Center on the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program grant to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies

  • Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

  • Associate Director of Clinical Investigations, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC

  • Innovative Fact/Discovery: She is currently Principal Investigator for more than a dozen Phase I clinical trials

  • Research Fellowship, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Medical Oncology Fellowship, University of British Columbia
  • Residency, University of Western Ontario
  • MD, University of Toronto

 As a board-certified medical oncologist, Dr. Britten’s research focuses on bringing new targeted anti-cancer therapies to the clinic. Dr. Britten has extensive experience in the medical oncology field at a national level, having served on multiple committees for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is highly active in collaborative oncology networks. 

Dr. Britten was recruited to MUSC in 2012 from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, where her leadership positions included serving as Director of Protocol-Specific Research Support and Associate Director of the Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program. 

Since joining MUSC, Dr. Britten has effectively led and expanded the Hollings Cancer Center Phase I Clinical Trials Program, developing not only her own program, but also mentoring a number of junior faculty and fellows.

Link to HCC Researcher Profile: http://profiles.hcc.musc.edu/Profile?MemberID=1158

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