A drug deployed at the earliest hint of Alzheimer’s could stop or slow the disease

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is launching a large clinical study to determine whether a man-made antibody would slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by targeting memory-robbing plaques in the earliest stages of the illness.

Described as Read More »

February 7th, 2020|Announcements, Clinical Studies, Keck Net Intranet|

Voting matters: How physicians impact US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

Keck Medicine is proud to be listed on the honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, but how are those rankings achieved? And how does physician voting play a role?

The Best Hospitals rankings identify medical centers nationwide that Read More »

February 5th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Teen and young adult cancer survivors find support at USC Norris

After eight rounds of chemotherapy and two weeks of radiation, cancer patient Aviana D’Souza got good news from her doctors: Her Stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma had gone into remission.

Then a different struggle began.

“Your mind has time to stop and crash,” Read More »

February 4th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Perspective: Leadership lessons from the NFL

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, MPH, serves as senior vice president and chief executive officer for Keck Medicine of USC. He is responsible for oversight of the university’s clinical activities at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Read More »

February 3rd, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Access to advanced stroke care may depend on traffic

When someone has an acute stroke, early access to specialized care is crucial. Whenever possible, experts recommend people receive medical help at a hospital with advanced stroke capability like a comprehensive stroke center (CSC).

A new study by the Read More »

January 31st, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|