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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 —… Read More »
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Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

February 14th, 2017

Illustrations by Chris Gash Nature and nurture both matter in the move to personalized medicine. In some not-too-distant future, your health risks and medical problems may be investigated and pieced together like crime… Read More »

René Sotelo meets with Pope Francis

December 13th, 2016

Rene Sotelo, left, poses with a Roman Catholic cardinal and Pope Francis recently during a trip to Rome. René Sotelo, MD, professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of… Read More »

Beating Back Prostate Cancer

April 28th, 2016

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… Read More »