CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ The Medical University of South Carolina will be working to improve cancer care for minority patients with a $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

A news release from MUSC said the grant will fund the project over the next five years.

The grant money will be used for both clinical trials and research on how cancer care is delivered to patents from across South Carolina.

The principal investigator for the project, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, says MUSC will provide expertise on how cancer care can better be delivered to everyone.

The research will be conducted at MUSC as well as at the Medical University of South Carolina Hilton Head Breast Health Center on Hilton Head Island and at the Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston.