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Fast facts about Gibbs Cancer Center

We’re proven leaders in cancer care. And that makes all the difference in the world.

Gibbs Cancer Center brings world-class care to the Upstate area, and we have a documented track record of providing the highest standards of care. For example:

Gibbs is the only center in the Carolinas – and one of only nine in the nation – affiliated with the Anderson Cancer Network™. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the largest and most technologically advanced cancer centers in the world. This direct affiliation expands Gibbs’ research capabilities and gives patients access to the newest clinical expertise, next-generation treatments, and investigational research trials.

In addition, each individual physician at Gibbs Cancer Center is credentialed by MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a detailed evaluation process that includes extensive office practice assessments and medical record reviews.

Gibbs is the only comprehensive community cancer center in the Carolinas, one of the first centers selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to participate in the Community Clinical Oncology Program, and the only NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) in the Carolinas.

Gibbs has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and has earned its highest level of accreditation.

The hematology-oncology physicians at Gibbs have been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and is the only practice in Upstate South Carolina to earn this national certification. The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Gibbs is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer robotic surgery, a minimally invasive surgery that makes recovery both faster and easier. With the most experienced robotic surgeons in the state, Gibbs leads the way in comprehensive robotic solutions.

Gibbs Cancer Center is one of just 12 community cancer centers to earn the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ 2011 Innovator Awards, in recognition of our survivorship program.

Gibbs has earned Magnet® certification from the American Nurses Association.

Gibbs was named the first Hospital of the Future by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Gibbs is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolinas’ Hollings Cancer Center and is a member of its Clinical Trials Network, Tissue Biorepository and Pathology Services Shared Resource.

Gibbs collaborates with the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Institute.

Gibbs is the only Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) in South Carolina that belongs to the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

Gibbs Cancer Center is associated with national research bases, including:

  • ALLIANCE-which consists of North Central Cancer Treatment Group, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, Cancer and Leukemia Group B

  • NRG- which consists of National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Gynecologic Oncology Group, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group    
  • Academic & Community Cancer Research United (formerly Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Consortium)
  • Clinical Trials Support Unit
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • National Cancer Institute of Canada
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Foundation (FRP)
  • NCI Community Cancer Centers Program
  • Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Vanderbilt University
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • SunCoast CCOP Research Base at the University of South Florida
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Rochester Cancer Center

© 2012 Gibbs Cancer Center

Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is one of the original National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites. Gibbs is nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility with affiliations with MD Anderson Physicians Network and the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Center.


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