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2015 Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala

USC Norris study finds herpesvirus activates RIG-I receptor to evade body’s immune system

Pinghui Feng, PhD Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists from the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs to bolster one’s immunity to infection. Some herpesvirus infections lead to cancer. Led by Pinghui ...  
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Stephenson family’s $10 million gift will further cancer fight

In Las Vegas, where good luck is everyone’s dream, a chance meeting in 2013 put two men — one a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, the other a renowned physician and author — on a path that they hope will change medicine and save the lives of countless cancer patients. The entrepreneur, Emmet Stephenson, was participating ...  
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Cancer survivor donates $500,000 to USC Norris Cancer Center

Scott Petinga, a former Marine, said that being diagnosed with cancer in 2004 changed the way he thought about and acted in life. One of his first bold moves was to launch his own business, marketing firm Akquracy, where he challenged himself and his employees to constantly think differently. He later created the Think Different ...  
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WunderGlo Foundation donates $500,000 to find a cure for colon cancer

The life of the WunderGlo Foundation’s late founder Gloria Borges was celebrated and memorialized recently during the presentation of a $500,000 gift toward colon cancer research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Borges, who died in January 2014, dedicated the last three years of her life to creation of the WunderGlo Foundation, which seeks ...  
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The Healing Spirit of Troy and Keck Medicine of USC

Homicide detective Russ Enyeart feared radiation treatment following his prostatectomy. His wife had a difficult experience with radiation for breast cancer at another hospital

Surf’s up for brave cancer survivors

Ghecemy Lopez and April Ramirez had part of their youth stolen by life-threatening bouts with cancer. Now they are regaining control of their lives and taking on new adventures, such as surfing for the first time. They caught some tasty waves courtesy of AYA@USC, a program that provides unique services to cancer patients ages 15 ...  
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Blood Disorder Detour

Post-surgical/trauma nurse Sharon Dunn led a quiet, normal life – that is, until, in her mid-60s, she developed a blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In the three years since her diagnosis, Dunn's life had taken a series of twists and turns, including major transplant surgery. Thankfully, her dedicated hematology team at USC Norris Comprehensive ...  
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Tailored chemotherapy makes the difference for this stage IV rectal cancer patient

When she was diagnosed with a rare form of stage IV rectal cancer, Mary Kay didn’t settle for a second opinion. The first four doctors she saw offered grim prognoses, so she saw a fifth, Heinz-Joseph Lenz, MD, at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Lenz suggested a personalized chemotherapy approach based on research ...  
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Bernard finds the right place for his care

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Vecerek was referred to Dr. Monish Aron, professor of Urology at the USC Institute of Urology. Four months following his robot-assisted prostatectomy at Keck Hospital of USC, Bernard Vecerek is almost back to his normal daily routine. “I instantly felt comfortable with Dr. Aron and he took the time ...  
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