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Strength of cancer survivors celebrated at Festival of Life

A bright, sunny morning provided a joyous backdrop for a celebration of resilience and tenacity at the 26th annual Festival of Life on the Health Sciences Campus. Hosted by the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on June 4, the event was both upbeat and introspective, providing the more than 700 cancer survivors and their supporters ... Read More »

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Straight to the Source

USC Norris Scientists Work to Unravel the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer In the decades-long search for answers, cancer researchers have been taking small steps toward solving some of the puzzles that perplex modern physicians. Why do some patients respond better to some medicines, while others require a different course of treatment? What age should be recommended ... Read More »

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Finding the Truth

Casey O'Connell, MD, focuses on helping people facing rare diagnoses and forming bonds with her patients during the most trying moments of their lives. Casey O’Connell, MD, was puzzled. For 20 years, her patient had been accumulating unusual and seemingly unrelated medical problems. By the time, she began treating the woman in 2007, O’Connell says ... Read More »

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Meeting the Challenge of the Rarest of Cancers

Physicians of USC Norris take on Sarcoma, cancer of the connective tissues The doctors of the sarcoma program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently enrolled their final patient for a new clinical trial to test an immunotherapy treatment for sarcoma, a fact that has James Hu, MD, medical director of the sarcoma program, feeling a little more buoyant ... Read More »

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Beating Back Prostate Cancer

Focusing on personalized medicine for prostate cancer at USC Norris Inderbir Gill has a new tool he takes with him into the operating room these days: A perfect reproduction, the exact size and shape of his patient’s prostate gland, made by a 3-D printer. The 3-D print also shows the exact location of his patient’s ... Read More »

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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 »

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