Noah Merin, hematology/oncology fellow at USC Norris Cancer Hospital, recently commissioned a mural on the side of his house in Lincoln Heights to highlight the prevalence of leukemia in the Hispanic community.

The colorful image depicts Mesoamerican-themed characters wearing long feathered headdresses in consultation  — one character is a physician with a stethoscope and the other is a patient. In the background, cancerous cells emerge alongside healthy red blood cells from a wide blood vessel. Working with local artist Bruce Silkwood, Merin commissioned and helped design the artwork.