Investing in next-generation cancer care

The Upstate has relied on Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute since 1999 for personalized medicine and cancer care. Now, Gibbs is ready to take the next step and bring cancer care to a new level.

Why expansion is needed

The Upstate is growing, and the number of cancer patients treated at Gibbs increased by 56 percent between 2010 and 2015, rapidly outpacing our current resources. The number of cancer cases is expected to continue growing for the foreseeable future. Expansion is necessary to increase our capacity to care for cancer patients.

A vital opportunity

The expanded cancer center will invest in the best technology and offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment. Multidisciplinary teams of experts will work together under one roof on patient cases. In addition to providing a healing environment for patients, the new facility will also house research and education. Many more patients will have access to even more clinical trials.

The facility is scheduled for completion in 2020. This cancer center will be connected to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Pelham Medical Center campus, located at 250 Westmoreland Road in Greer, S.C.

Timothy Yeatman, MD

“There are very few patients who can afford to leave home for the best care … Many of them are very sick and ill and cannot actually get on a plane or go to a hotel.  So we would like to bring that care back home.”

Timothy Yeatman, MD

Julian Josey, MD

“This is a place of hope for everybody. This is what medicine is supposed to be all about. It is a ministry as much as a healing profession.”

Julian C. Josey, Jr., MD

James Bearden III, MD

“What we want to do is have multi-disciplinary floors. Instead of having the patient travel around the city to see different specialists, we’ll get them all in one spot and have the patient see everybody at once.”

James D. Bearden, III, MD

Spartanburg Regional Foundation is working to complete a $15 million fundraising campaign in support of the expansion of Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham. To contribute to this investment in next-generation cancer care for residents of the Upstate, complete the donation form below or contact Senior Director of Philanthropy John Dargan at 864-560-7403.