When Dr. Robert Stuart first arrived at the Medical University of South Carolina from Johns Hopkins in 1985, the Hollings Cancer Center wasn’t even a far-flung dream.
That’s because there was no oncology department to speak of at MUSC back then. There weren’t even board-certified oncologists on the full-time faculty. Stuart was the first one the hospital ever hired.
MUSC, he acknowledged, was late to the game.
“Roper had probably four or five (oncologists),” Stuart said. “That aspect of cancer medicine here (at MUSC) was almost non-existent.”
Born in Baton Rouge and raised in rural Louisiana, Dr. Robert Stuart's long oncology career in many ways demonstrates how cancer care has been transformed over the past several decades.https://t.co/1vo3zmJCY3
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