Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.


Award-winning genomic scientist to build new department and institute

John David Carpten will put together a team to study genes and create personalized patient care USC has hired John David Carpten to lead a new department and institute at the Keck School of Medicine that will translate the molecular study of genes into individual treatment plans. Carmen A. Puliafito, dean of the Keck School ...   Read More »

Hawaiian teenagers to run LA Marathon for USC Norris program

Photo: Teen runners (from left to right) Kobe Miller, Robin Rihl, Stella Javier, Caitlin Albrecht, and Alana Kizanis pose with their coach Patrick Baker on their weekly group run on the Big Island of Hawaii. The beautiful and remote Big Island of Hawaii is the home of five young, dedicated athletes, but on Feb. 14 ...   Read More »

Surgeons pioneer robotic outpatient treatment for prostate cancer

Keck Medicine of USC is the first academic medical center in the nation to use new energy-based focal ablative technology in an outpatient procedure for prostate cancer patients. On Dec. 10 and 11, USC Institute of Urology surgeons used a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared non-invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgical ablation system to non-surgically ...   Read More »

2015 Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala

Star-studded gala raises more than $2 million for cancer research

David and Dana Dornsife, left, pose with Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias. USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation’s original comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1972, raised more than $2 million at its 2015 star-studded black tie gala fundraiser held October ...   Read More »

USC Norris Cancer Center earns best-ever rating from National Cancer Institute

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has received an elite score from the National Cancer Institute as part of its five-year core grant renewal process. The June site review produced the best result ever for the prestigious medical facility situated on USC’s Health Sciences Campus, earning an “outstanding” distinction from the NCI reviewers. “This highly ...   Read More »

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center earns best-ever rating from National Cancer Institute

USC Norris medical leaders joined other faculty and staff in June to finalize preparations for the NCI site review. From left, Preet Chaudhary, Stuart Siegel, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Amy S. Lee, Roxana E. Bellia, Stephen B. Gruber, Janet L. Villarmia, Graham Casey and Alan S. Wayne. The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has received ...   Read More »

Cancer support and navigation program at USC Norris to honor Ronnie Lippin

Ronnie Lippin passed away from breast cancer in 2006. His experience with the diagnosis and treatment of his wife’s breast cancer has inspired Dick Lippin to establish the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support and Navigation Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Beginning this fall, the program will help people living near the Health Sciences ...   Read More »

Researchers identify potential treatment of deadly form of lymphoma in HIV patients

Photo: Ramakrishnan “Ram” Gopalakrishnan and Preet Chaudhary review images related to their study of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) New research at Keck Medicine of USC has identified a potential treatment for a rare but previously incurable form of lymphoma that is observed primarily in patients with HIV/AIDS infection. The study’s lead author is Ramakrishnan “Ram” ...   Read More »

Foundation funds clinical trial of drug to treat bone cancer

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received $100,000 to fund a clinical trial of a new drug for the treatment of sarcoma, with an emphasis on osteosarcoma. The gift comes from a foundation established in memory of David Andrew Maddan, who battled osteosarcoma for three years before his death at age 28 in 2008. ...   Read More »