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Doctors perform the first robotic surgery to remove kidney cancer extending into the heart

The 10-hour procedure at Keck School of Medicine of USC saved the patient from risk of sudden cardiac death. A surgical team at Keck Medicine of USC pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first-ever robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of a stage IV tumor thrombus — the removal of a kidney cancer

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Doctors perform the first robotic surgery to remove kidney cancer extending into the heart

The 10-hour procedure at Keck School of Medicine of USC saved the patient from risk of sudden cardiac death. A surgical team at Keck Medicine of USC pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first-ever robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of a stage IV tumor thrombus — the removal of a kidney cancer

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Broad Innovation Award winners aim to reduce bathroom breaks with stem cells

Having a baby can change a woman’s life in one way that she is often too embarrassed to mention. Childbirth can cause urinary incontinence, which affects up to 13 million people and incurs $16.3 billion in annual treatment costs in the United States alone. To address this common problem, this year’s winners of the Eli

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Karen Restifo

New associate dean to address medical student stress, development

Karen Restifo, MD, JD, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, according to Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School and director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, and Henri Ford, MD, MHA, vice dean for medical education at the Keck

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Robotic, Laparoscopic & Open Urology: A new program from USC Urology Apprentice

An intense week with the USC robotics team Objective: In-depth review of the entire spectrum of robotic laparoscopic and open urologic surgery. Close mentoring by expert USC faculty with O.R. observations, practical didactic talks and breakfast/lunch sessions with faculty. Please RSVP to Alan Arredondo at alan.arredondo@usc.edu or (323) 865-0757. 2017 dates include: April 17–21 May

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Illustrations by Chris Gash

Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

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Inderbir Gill

Inderbir S. Gill named Distinguished Professor

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This year's ranking represents the Keck School of Medicine's highest to date

Keck School of Medicine receives its highest NIH funding ranking to date

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René Sotelo meets with Pope Francis

René Sotelo, MD, professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, during a recent trip to Italy.

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Gangning Liang, MD, PhD, Inderbir Gill, MD, Mch, Mariana Stern, PhD

USC Institute of Urology to examine methods for increased precision, decreased risks of prostate cancer diagnostics

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Beating Back Prostate Cancer

Focusing on personalized medicine for prostate cancer at USC Norris Inderbir Gill has a new tool he takes with him into the operating room these days: A perfect reproduction, the exact size and shape of his patient’s prostate gland, made by a 3-D printer. The 3-D print also shows the exact location of his patient’s

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