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Lung cancer screening is now covered by Medicare

Keck Medicine of USC applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) decision to provide coverage of annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for patients ages 55 to 77 years with at least a 30 pack-year smoking history.

“Today signals a Read More »

February 13th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Research on tumor genesis bolsters understanding of colorectal cancer

For the first time, Keck Medicine of USC cancer researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have traced the origins of colorectal cancer cells, finding important clues to why tumor cells become “good” or “bad,” with the potential of Read More »

February 10th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Family of Keck Medicine patient donates $1.5 million for Parkinson’s research

One of her father’s many fine qualities was that he had a great eye for people, explained Bertha Gonzalez. And although he chose Giselle Petzinger, MD, to be his physician because of her top reputation, he came to admire her Read More »

February 9th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Medical students hear from Dean Puliafito

During a lunchtime talk, Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, speaks about his career and offers advice to medical students. The Jan. 28 event was sponsored by the Student Ophthalmology Interest Group of the Read More »

February 6th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New book explores current state of regenerative medicine

From offering new cancer-fighting options to re-growing damaged organs and nerves, regenerative techniques have a use in nearly every area of medicine.

These diverse applications are explored in the new book, “Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,” edited by David Read More »

February 3rd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|