Living organ donation for cancer patient cements a decades-long friendship

March 27th, 2020

For his 10th turn at running the Los Angeles Marathon, Phil Shin did not want to race against the clock. This was his opportunity to enjoy the course, run with friends — and run without ... Read More »

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Keck Medicine of USC asks community to donate gear to protect health care workers and patients from COVID-19

March 27th, 2020

Keck Medicine of USC is asking the community to donate protective gear for health care workers at Keck Medicine hospitals and outpatient clinics so they have the supplies they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19. “Currently, we ... Read More »

Lung cancer patients living in rural areas, uninsured or on Medicaid less likely to get recommended treatment

March 27th, 2020

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in the United States. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a group of lung cancers named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer, constitutes more ... Read More »

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Lizards’ immune systems are not only for fighting germs, but also for regrowing severed tails

March 27th, 2020

The human immune system has been getting a bad rap lately. However, the lizard immune system is finally receiving its due credit for enabling lizards to regrow severed tails. In a recent study in the Journal of ... Read More »

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Efforts on the ground: how the nursing staff at Keck Medicine is responding to COVID-19

March 26th, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation grows more serious, Keck Medicine of USC is working extremely hard to respond to these rapidly changing circumstances. This ongoing series of stories will share the experiences of faculty and staff ... Read More »

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USC faculty and staff send protective gear to medical center during COVID-19 crisis

March 25th, 2020

When the plea came for equipment to protect Keck Medicine of USC staff as they treat victims of the coronavirus pandemic, Andrea Armani, PhD, had one thought: the lab. Sitting on shelves in the nanofabrication engineering ... Read More »

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