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Keck School alums provide continuing education through Las Vegas “Live”

More than 70 physicians and urologists in the Las Vegas area gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Nov. 8 to learn more about cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment for urologic diseases at the Las Vegas "Live" event.

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USC Norris cancer research ranks among top clinical advances for 2012

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center research that identifies specific genes that have to be turned off in order for cancer cells to survive was named one of the top 20 major advances in cancer research this year by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Movember inspires doctors to shave for prostate cancer support

The Keck School of Medicine of USC launched its first team for Movember, a global men's health charity that engages men to grow and women to support growing a mustache during November each year to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.

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Red meat may increase bladder cancer risk, especially in people with specific genetic variation, USC study says

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC suggests that two components of red meat — dietary protein and dietary iron — may combine to form powerful carcinogens that increase risk for bladder cancer. Moreover, individuals with reduced ability to reverse the effects of these so-called N-nitroso compounds because of a genetic variation in their RAD52 gene could be at particularly high risk.

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Gift helps secure the future of urology education and research at USC

Felix Yip's working relationship with USC has grown as he created his own practice in Urology. Thanks to his recent gift to the USC Institute of Urology, others will be able to follow in his footsteps.

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USC researchers receive NIH support for important, little-explored cancer research

Three groups of University of Southern California (USC) researchers—representing medicine, chemistry and chemical engineering—are recipients of highly competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). Two of the university’s three awards went to researchers in the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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