About USC Norris Comprehensive
Cancer Center

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in the quest to make cancer a disease of the past. Our mission is to treat and prevent cancer by advancing and integrating education, research and personalized patient care.

As one of the eight original National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, USC Norris is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical institutions and one of California’s top cancer centers. We have been revolutionizing cancer research for more than 40 years with innovative surgical techniques and novel cancer treatments. Our nationally and internationally renowned physicians represent extensive areas of expertise, giving us the ability to provide truly customized care for our patients.

Blood Diseases Center

The Blood Diseases Center at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to advancing the treatment and study of blood cancers and other blood disorders.

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The Blood Diseases Center at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has been at the forefront of research and treatment in disorders of the blood.

When you become a patient, our goal is to work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you are a full partner in your care. As an integrated university-based medical center program, we combine the skills of our expert researchers and renowned clinicians to give you a unique multidisciplinary approach to care. You receive medical, surgical and radiation services from a coordinated team who design a treatment plan personalized for you. Because much of this is centralized, your entire course of therapy can occur under one roof.

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Breast Cancer

The Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Norris Breast Center provides a truly comprehensive, multidisciplinary, real-time, personalized approach to treating breast cancer.

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Every person with breast cancer deserves the best care possible. Our multidisciplinary approach combines science with clinical care to deliver the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and state-of-the-art imaging equipment. Our expert, caring physicians and researchers work side-by-side with you to develop a personalized plan for your care, including integrating innovative clinical trials and their results to save lives.

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Cancer Genetics

The Cancer Genetics Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is paving the way for early detection and preventative strategies in cancer.

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Approximately five to 10 percent of cancers develop out of hereditary risk, but through our comprehensive genetic counseling program, we’re identifying those risks for you. We use leading technology to evaluate cancer risk and provide screening, prevention and treatment as necessary. Early detection is key, which is why our advanced care gives you and your family members the best approach to preventing and fighting cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

Our physicians in the Colorectal Cancer Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center are working together to provide an advanced, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of colorectal cancer.

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We understand that each patient’s situation is different. Our integrated, internationally recognized team collaborates to diagnose, assess and treat colorectal disease, creating a personalized care plan that will fit your very specific needs. Your team may be comprised of specialists representing a broad spectrum of care, including colorectal surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, gastroenterology, enterostomal therapy, urology, liver surgery, lung surgery, genetics, nutrition and nursing.

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Gynecological Cancer

The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Keck Medicine of USC provides some of the most comprehensive, expert care in the treatment of gynecologic cancers and other benign gynecological conditions.

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With a patient-oriented and family-centered approach, we bring together medical, surgical and radiation cancer specialists to treat some of the most rare and diverse cases in the region. We understand the delicate balance between treatment and quality of life and provide a caring team of support staff to help you and your family manage the stress that comes with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis. We don’t treat just the physical condition, we treat the whole person.

You will receive personal, supportive care from a multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical and radiation cancer specialists who provide comprehensive services from diagnosis to after-care and support. We are experts at treating all types of gynecological cancers including rare and complex cases.

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Head and Neck Cancers

The Head and Neck Cancer program is staffed by nationally recognized experts who are dedicated to the innovative treatment of head and neck cancers.

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Our goal is to empower patients with information you can understand to help you make decisions about your own healthcare. We understand the dramatic impact these cancers can have in people’s lives, so we take a multidisciplinary approach, providing you with a team of medical, surgical and radiation cancer specialists who deliver comprehensive services from diagnosis to after-care and support. Through innovative research and expert care, we customize your treatment plan to fight cancer while maintaining the highest quality of life.

Through specialized patient care, medical education and scientific research, we bring cutting edge technology such as complex surgical resections and reconstructions using robotics and computer-guidance to offer patients the most advanced and minimally invasive treatments available.

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Lung Cancer

The Lung Cancer Program at Keck Medicine of USC provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, real-time, personalized approach to treating lung cancer.

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Our specialists represent a broad spectrum of services, including thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and pulmonology. We bring together vast, expert knowledge for a more holistic approach to care. Offering some of the most advanced technology in diagnosis, prevention and treatment, our care approach is always tailored to your unique, individual needs.

As an early adopter of technology, we offer leading-edge and not widely available treatments such as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for incision-free biopsy of lymph nodes, electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy to enhance accuracy of biopsy, and robotic surgery. Our surgeons are the first in Southern California and among the first west of the Mississippi to perform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved robotic-assisted procedure for a lung cancer patient using the latest, minimally invasive da Vinci® Xi robotic surgical system.

We offer comprehensive services from affordable screening to surgery and after-care.

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Neuro-Oncology

Our neuro-oncology program at Keck Medicine of USC provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, personalized approach to caring for patients with brain tumors.

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Our goal at the USC Neuro-Oncology Program is to work with you to ensure you are a full partner in your care. You’ll receive care from a multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical and radiation oncology specialists who provide comprehensive services from diagnosis to treatment to after-care and support. Our neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons are some of most respected clinicians in the world and offer a broad range of treatment options.

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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a full-service radiation therapy program that, in collaboration with each of our programs, provides specialized treatment for cancers affecting the entire body.

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Our goal is to ensure that your treatment provides you with the specialized care that integrates leading research and innovative radiation technologies to help change the course of your disease. We embrace patient involvement and are committed to patient education that helps you understand our approach and the various technologies we use. We work with you to select the most appropriate treatment.

Our expert radiologists are not only equipped with a high level of expertise but are devoted to specific types of cancer, increasing their commitment to finding the best treatments for your specific need.

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Sarcoma

At Keck Medicine of USC, our multidisciplinary sarcoma team provides some of the most comprehensive, expert care in the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas in adults as well as adolescent and young adult patients.

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Sarcoma is a diverse and relatively rare group of malignant tumors that develop in soft tissue and bone in virtually any part of the body. To combat this dangerous disease, a multidisciplinary medical, surgical and radiation oncology team brings together extensive clinical and research expertise, clinical trials, new surgical options and advanced radiation technologies to develop care plans that are right for each individual. Despite the rarity of these tumors, our program is active, high-volume and staffed by a highly experienced team who offers a wide variety of options in the treatment of these conditions. You receive a coordinated, comprehensive treatment plan from specialists dedicated to and specializing in complex sarcomas.

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Center specialists at Keck Medicine of USC take a comprehensive, coordinated approach to the treatment and study of skin cancer, from the smallest, thinnest melanoma to more advanced stage dermatologic conditions.

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The skin cancer program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to the treatment of skin cancer and patient education. As a patient, you will become a full partner in your care while working with a multidisciplinary team that includes dermatologists, genetic oncologists, immunotherapists, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons who provide coordinated comprehensive services from diagnosis to treatment to after-care and support. Our approach means that our cancer specialists are available in one location bringing their combined expertise to your individual plan of care.

Combining expert care, medical education and scientific research, we offer integrated treatments that keep your health, well-being and quality of life as top priorities. Because every patient is unique, we involve you every step of the way to provide a personalized care plan that best suits your needs.

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Urologic Cancers

The Urologic Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC is recognized as an international leader in in the treatment of prostate, testicular, bladder and other urologic cancers.

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The urologic oncology team is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and ultimate cure of urologic cancers. We are a recognized center of excellence for the surgical treatment of urologic cancer with one of the region’s most experienced urologic surgery teams. We diagnose and treat some of the most challenging and complex cancers, treating people from all around the world. We also are among the nation’s leaders in urologic cancer research, giving us the distinct ability to provide the most advanced technologies and treatments.

Our renowned specialists treat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer (renal cell cancer) and other urologic cancers.

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Patient and Family Support

USC Norris offers many different programs and services to help patients and families at all stages of cancer treatment — before, during and after. Spiritual care, support groups and complementary therapies are just a few of the patient and family support offerings available.

Prevention and Treatment

USC Norris is committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive and personalized cancer prevention and treatment options available — from genetic counseling and advanced diagnostic technologies, to precision medicine and robotic surgery.

Our Stories

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Research

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The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer research for more than 40 years.
Our research breakthroughs have led to a greater understanding of the underlying causes of cancer and new methods of prevention, detection and treatment.
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News

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USC Institute of Urology honors prostate cancer survivor at “Changing Lives and Creating Cures” Gala
The USC Institute of Urology, one of the nation’s top-ranked urology programs, honored Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks major league baseball franchise, a native son of Los Angeles…
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Our Locations

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
Norris-and-HNCRTOne of only a few facilities in Southern California built exclusively for cancer research and patient care, USC Norris Cancer Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient facility providing acute and critical care.

1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Keck Hospital of USC
location-keck-hospital-uscOpened in 1991, this ultra-modern facility offers some of the most sophisticated technology available. Among the hospital’s advanced services are neurointerventional radiology, cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology.

1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
location-usc-pasadenaThe University of Southern California’s long tradition of serving residents of the San Gabriel Valley continues with the opening of an expanded medical office, the Keck Medicine of USC – Pasadena, a facility licensed by Keck Hospital of USC.

625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 400, South Tower
Pasadena, CA 91105
800-USC-CARE (800-872-2273)
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USC Norris Westside Cancer Center
beverly-hillsThe USC Norris Westside Cancer Center offers the latest in treatments of cancer. The Center is advancing the clinical care of cancer through novel clinical trials and believes in bringing new therapies to patients.

9033 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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USC Norris Oncology/Hematology Irvine
OCOH-SandCanyonUSC Norris Oncology/Hematology Irvine specializes in the treatment of blood disorders and cancer. The clinic offers the most effective and advanced therapies available in an environment that caters to patients’ medical and emotional needs.

16300 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 601
Irvine, CA 92618
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USC Norris Oncology/Hematology Newport Beach
OCOHSuperior_AveUSC Norris Oncology/Hematology Newport Beach specializes in the treatment of blood disorders and cancer. In addition to superior diagnosis and treatment, the center also emphasizes prevention, nutrition and support.

520 Superior Ave, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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USC Norris Treatment Center Newport Beach
OCOH-OldNewportThe USC Norris Treatment Center Newport Beach is a state-of-the-art treatment facility that provides a quiet and restful environment to patients and their families during infusion treatment cycles.

300 Old Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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