Keck Medicine welcomes large class of new nurses

Keck Medicine of USC recently hired 41 registered nurses, one of the largest groups in a number of years. “This will assist us in meeting our goals of safe staffing for our patients during the holidays and winter months,” said Annette Sy, DNP, chief nursing officer for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer ... Read More »

November 30th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Patients get royal visitors

The Tournament of Roses 2017 Royal Court visited the USC Norris Cancer Hospital for the 22nd year on Nov. 22. The Rose Queen and princesses spread cheer and hand out rose stickers to patients and employees, as well as learn about cancer research and cutting-edge treatments available at the hospital.

November 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck School professors among 5 USC faculty named AAAS fellows

Five USC scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their academic peers. AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, began the AAAS Fellows tradition in 1874. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1848. This year ... Read More »

November 25th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

A 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 ... Read More »

November 25th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medicine leaders speak at California Summit

Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, and Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, participated in a panel discussion during the Milken Institute’s California Summit, held Oct. 25 in downtown Los ... Read More »

November 23rd, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|