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Different types of cancers are likely to spread to specific areas of the brain, study finds

Brain metastasis occurs when cancer in one part of the body spreads to the brain. The lifetime incidence of such metastatic brain tumors in cancer patients is between 20%-45%, research shows.

A new study from USC Norris Comprehensive Read More »

September 23rd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medicine of USC reaches contract agreement with California Nurses Association

Keck Medicine of USC has ratified a new contract with the California Nurses Association, which represents more than 1,400 registered nurses at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

“Our registered nurses are an invaluable Read More »

September 22nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

John Carpten to chair President Biden’s National Cancer Advisory Board

President Joe Biden has appointed John Carpten to serve as chair of the administration’s National Cancer Advisory Board, which plays an important role in guiding the director of the National Cancer Institute in setting the course for the national Read More »

September 22nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: More than 9 million excess life years lost during COVID pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has carried a heavy burden of mortality, and not just for the people widely considered at highest risk.

A team from the USC Schaeffer Center undertook a full assessment of the first year of the pandemic’s mortality burden Read More »

September 21st, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Rodney Hanners named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System

Rodney Hanners has been named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System. He has served as interim CEO since June 2020.

Hanners will begin his new role immediately, reporting to Steven Read More »

September 17th, 2021|featured, Keck Net Intranet|