On November 9th, a small group of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most prominent leaders and faculty, as well as longtime friends and supporters, came together to celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking science and cancer care.

In the year of its inception — 1973 — USC Norris was designated one of the nation’s first eight comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute. Since then, the cancer center has remained steadfast at the forefront of the battle against cancer, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives.

For more on USC Norris’ history, event photos and a 50th anniversary video, click here.