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‘State of the Cancer Center’ presentation points to growth, promising discoveries

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center had an outstanding 2016, as reported by Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, USC Norris director, in his annual “State of the Cancer Center” presentation on Jan. 17. “The cancer center is flourishing,” said Gruber, professor of medicine and H. Leslie Hoffman and Elaine S. Hoffman Chair in Cancer ...   Read More »

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Endorses Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Fewer vaccinations aim to increase national vaccination rates to prevent cancer The University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the human papillomavirus ...   Read More »

Patients get royal visitors

Photo: USC Norris volunteers pose with, from left in black, Princess Shannon Larsuel, Princess Natalie Petrosian, Princess Maya Khan, Queen Victoria Castellanos, Princess Audrey Cameron, Princess Autumn Lundy and Princess Lauren “Emi” Powers. The Tournament of Roses 2017 Royal Court visited the cancer hospital for the 22nd year on Nov. 22, 2016. The Tournament of Roses ...   Read More »

USC Norris celebrates Friends and Family

Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and John D. Carpten, PhD, chair and visiting professor of translational genomics and director of the USC Institute for Translational Genomics, addressed guests at the USC Norris Friends and Family Luncheon on Sept. 29. Carpten’s presentation educated the group on the ...   Read More »

Primary Tumor Location Predictive of Treatment Response in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD Data showing distinct differences in treating colorectal cancer by “sidedness” may reshape treatment plans and future clinical trials A retrospective analysis of clinical trial data reveals that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, primary tumor location is predictive of their response to various treatment strategies for the disease. This builds ...   Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month marked at football game

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cancer survivor joined a team of physicians and staff from Keck Medicine of USC on the field during the Oct. 1 USC Trojan football game against Arizona State, while a group of nurses presented the game ball and administered the coin toss. Annette Sy, RN, chief nursing officer ...   Read More »

Virtual Reality Program Enhances Treatment for Young Cancer Patients

The University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Springbok Cares to provide a unique Virtual Reality (VR) initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer program at USC (AYA@USC). The patient initiative is designed to provide a library of curated cinematic and interactive VR experiences using the most advanced media technology ...   Read More »

USC Norris hosts satellite Cancer Moonshot Summit in nationwide collaboration to fight cancer

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently hosted a satellite Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with the Washington, D.C., summit hosted June 29 by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The event was one of many held nationwide that day, as the country unites to double the rate of progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ...   Read More »

Rewarding Work: Janice Lu devotes her life to making life better for breast cancer patients at USC Norris

When she was just 5 years old, Janice Lu, MD, PhD, decided to become a doctor. Her mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lu was determined from that point on to make a difference in the world of breast cancer research and treatment. “This was always what I wanted to do, cancer related ...   Read More »

A Rewarding Relationship

Patient funds lab of physician she credits with saving her life When Janice Hall was diagnosed at an area hospital with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver, doctors said that the only thing she and her husband Robert could do was prepare for her death. Unwilling to accept that advice, they ...   Read More »