Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
About the Division
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM) provides a vigorous, creative basic and clinical science core, with an active clinical service and a high-quality fellowship training program. The Division provides services at all three Health Sciences Campus teaching hospitals: LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. Our nationally and internationally recognized full-time faculty members share the combined research, clinical and teaching mission.
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