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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 »

Campaign urges screening for cervical cancer

“It’s important. It’s easy. It’s time.” That message in English and Spanish is now adorning bus benches, billboards and lampposts around the Health Sciences Campus as part of a cervical cancer prevention campaign dubbed Es Tiempo. The message, which also features an image of a jacaranda tree, was spearheaded by Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, associate ...   Read More »

Popoviches augment family legacy of USC support with $4 million gift for cancer research

Philanthropists and USC alums Kris and Jane Popovich Continuing a family tradition that spans six decades, USC Trustee Jane Hoffman Popovich BS ’65 and her husband, J. Kristoffer Popovich BS ’65 MBA ’70, have pledged $4 million to create the Jane and Kris Popovich Chair in Cancer Research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer ...   Read More »

International team finds genetic variants key in understanding origins of ovarian cancer

Simon Gayther, PhD International genome-wide association study (GWAS) also identifies key gene responsible for expressing subtype of ovarian cancer New research by an international team including Keck Medicine of USC scientists is bringing the origins of ovarian cancer into sharper focus. The study, published online June 15 in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Genetics, highlights ...   Read More »

Tales of hope highlight Festival of Life

They came together to celebrate survival in the face of fear and uncertainty. For the hundreds of cancer survivors who gathered at the Keck Medical Center of USC on a recent Saturday morning, the Festival of Life was more than that: It was a celebration of hope, perseverance and a new year of living each ...   Read More »