Keck School of Medicine of USC


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 own immune system was still science fiction. Research at the time was focused on lupus, an autoimmune disease, rather than cancerous diseases like lymphomas — until researchers found

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.

“South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action” (SXSL) is a gathering inspired by South by Southwest, the annual gathering of film, interactive media

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 Field from his Hacienda Heights home to watch his grandson Angelo La Bruna ’15 play baseball. Anyone would expect that he might feel a little tired making the

Collaboration to promote training and research with Gehr Center

September 28th, 2016|

A new fellowship will allow physicians to study innovative methods to care for high-cost, high-need patients, as the Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and CareMore Health System announced a collaboration to train the next generation of leaders in health care delivery and implementation science.

The collaboration allows

Hematologist wins prestigious award from National Cancer Institute

September 6th, 2016|

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine in the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases, one of 13 recipients of the 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Award (CCITA).

The award recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career clinical investigators at NCI-designated

11 answers to tough questions about liver cancer

August 18th, 2016|

In the past four decades, liver cancer rates have more than doubled among non-Asians living in Los Angeles County, according to a recently released report card administered by USC.

The increase is also reflected among the county’s Asian-Americans.

For some perspective, in the seven years between 2005 and 2012, liver cancer rates increased by 33 percent among

7 things women should know about breast cancer

August 17th, 2016|

Asian women living in Los Angeles County are experiencing more breast cancer now than they faced nearly four decades ago, according to a recently released cancer report card administered by USC.

When compared to other Asian groups, Filipino women face the most breast cancer diagnoses in the county, but their risk is on the decline. The

Expert answers 7 questions about melanoma

August 17th, 2016|

The melanoma rate among white women living in Los Angeles is declining for the first time in 37 years, according to a new cancer report card administered by USC.

Between 2005 and 2012, white women experienced a 4 percent decrease in the rates of melanoma diagnoses. Latina, Filipina and Chinese women also experienced a slight decrease.


Increased coronary artery disease found in men with HIV

August 10th, 2016|

USC leads research into link between high inflammation and narrowing of the arteries

A cardiac imaging study showed a correlation between higher inflammatory biomarkers and an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in men infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

CAD is a narrowing of the arteries, likely due to the presence of calcified and non-calcified plaque.

Hastings Foundation board of directors meet

August 9th, 2016|

The Hasting Foundation’s board of directors met on the Health Sciences Campus recently, joined by Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute; Thomas Buchanan, MD, vice dean for research at the Keck School; and Zea Borok, MD,