Division of Infectious Diseases
About the Division
The overarching mission of the Division of Infectious Diseases is threefold: to advance the development of therapies to improve health through clinical and translational research in infectious diseases; to promote excellence in the education of medical students, house officers and clinical fellows; and to deliver compassionate, evidence-based, state-of-the-art care to the large, diverse, multicultural community of Southern California served by LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), Rand Schrader Health and Research Center, Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital (Norris Hospital) and the USC Healthcare Center 2 (HC2).
Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancerA 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 patient’s response to various treatment strategies for the disease. Patients with left-sided primary tumors responded significantly better to cetuximab, which had an average survival of 39 months as