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Renowned chemical engineer and nanomedicine pioneer joining USC

March 16th, 2017|

Mark E. Davis, PhD, a renowned chemical engineering professor and nanomedicine pioneer at the California Institute of Technology whose work on biomaterials for cancer treatment holds great

USC Stem Cell scientist Amy Firth named finalist for the British Council’s 2017 Alumni Awards

February 22nd, 2017|

As a USC Stem Cell scientist studying lung disease, Amy Firth, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, has done her alma mater proud. An alumna of

Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

February 14th, 2017|

Nature and nurture both matter in the move to personalized medicine.
In some not-too-distant future, your health risks and medical problems may be investigated and pieced together like crime

Social change film: Big data is the new hope for the future of health

December 23rd, 2016|

Sharing personal data in secure networks can lead to new ways of treating diseases, researchers say
If more people were willing to share their health data on mobile

Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

November 29th, 2016|

A retrospective analysis of data from the CALGB/SWOG 80405 clinical trial revealed that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location of the primary tumor predicts the

What I’m Reading: Top picks from stem cell faculty

November 16th, 2016|

Amy Firth: Cells regulate their gene activity and differentiation by “methylating” DNA—adding carbon and hydrogen atoms to modify the DNA code. In a recent Cell publication, researchers from the Jaenisch laboratory

USC Norris celebrates Friends and Family

November 8th, 2016|

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

Staying on Target: USC Norris researchers target cancer cells

October 17th, 2016|

When USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center member Ann Mohrbacher, MD, began her career in immunology, the idea that physicians one day could fight cancer using the body’s

University of Southern California to show how wearable technology can improve cancer treatment

October 7th, 2016|

Researchers at the University of Southern California will demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment at a White House event on Oct. 3.


Interventional cardiologists and radiologists heal from inside out

October 3rd, 2016|

Minimally invasive techniques to treat diseases helps patients recover more quickly and safely.

EVEN INTO HIS late 80s, Angelo La Bruna Sr. regularly drove the 22 miles to USC’s Dedeaux