Synthetic “forever chemical” linked to liver cancer

Exposure to a synthetic chemical used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products is linked to non-viral hepatocellular carcinoma — the most common type of liver cancer — according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the Read More »

August 12th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Flavored nicotine gums, lozenges and gummies rank second among nicotine products used by U.S. teens

To study the popularity of flavored nicotine products among teens, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC conducted a first-of-its-kind study surveying the popularity of nicotine gums, lozenges and gummies among teens. Exposure to nicotine during adolescence can Read More »

August 9th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC welcomes the Class of 2026

The Keck School of Medicine of USC held its white coat ceremony on August 5, an annual rite of passage that symbolizes incoming medical students’ official entry to the medical profession. 186 students making up the Class of 2026 donned Read More »

August 9th, 2022|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Efforts to save money on prescription drugs linked to increased stroke risk for seniors

Tools used by insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to contain costs for a new class of drugs result in fewer patients using them within 30 days of an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis, according to new research led by Read More »

August 9th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Medicare Advantage plans pay big markups for dialysis

Large dialysis chains charge Medicare Advantage plans 27% more for services compared with what they charge the traditional, fee-for-service Medicare program, according to a new USC analysis. The study, led by USC Schaeffer Center and the Keck Read More »

August 5th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|