Quick Facts
  • Primary Location:
    Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Expertise:
    Multidisciplinary Care
  • Speciality:
    Thoracic Medical Oncology
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  • Med School:
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

Get to Know Dr. Carol Sherman

Dr. Carol Sherman has been at Hollings Cancer Center since 1998, where she first served as medical director for 10 years. She also served as Division of Hematology/Oncology interim chief for three years. She now works as a thoracic medical oncologist, taking a leading role in mesothelioma treatment.

Sherman is part of a multidisciplinary team at Hollings that meets weekly to discuss its thoracic cancer cases. The number of lung cancer cases far outnumber those of mesothelioma, but every case is discussed extensively, making sure the right decisions are made, and then discussed thoroughly with the patient and family.

“We have a strong team here, and that’s what it takes to give patients the best possible care,” Sherman said. “With the level of expertise we have here, patients don’t have to travel outside the area to get great care.”

Sherman graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and did both a residency and fellowship there before opening her practice in the area and later joining Hollings.

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Specialties of Dr. Carol Sherman

  • Thoracic medical oncology
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Clinical research
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Dr. Carol Sherman’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Hollings Cancer Center
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (M.D.)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (Residency)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (Fellowship)

Awards and Certifications

  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly (2016-2020)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly (2019, 2020)
  • Top Doctor, Newsweek (2015)

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Under Carol Sherman, M.D.

  • Capecitabine in Treating Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma.
  • Atezolizumab, Pemetrexed Disodium, Cisplatin and Surgery with or Without Radiation. Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage I-III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma.

Publications of Dr. Carol Sherman

  • Gainor, J.F. et al. (2015, February). Alectinib Salvages CNS Relapses in Alk-positive Lung Cancer Patients Previously Treated with Crizotinib and Ceritinib. Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
  • Tanner, N.T., Sherman C.A. & Silvestri, G.A. (2012, June). Biomarkers in the Selection of Maintenance Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Translational Lung Cancer Research.
  • Watkins, J.M. et al. (2011, March). Toxicity, Response Rates and Survival Outcomes of Induction Cisplatin and Irinotecan Followed by Concurrent Cisplatin, Irinotecan and Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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