To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center patients and physicians joined Keck Medicine of USC leadership to be recognized during the Oct. 7 football game against Oregon State, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, and Rod Hanners, COO of Keck Medicine and CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC, joined Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty members Janice Lu, MD, PhD, clinical professor of medicine; Maria Nelson, MD, assistant professor of clinical surgery; Carol Peden, MD, MPH, professor of clinical anesthesiology; Pulin Sheth, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiology and director of the Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Breast Center at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital; Alan Wayne, MD, professor of pediatrics (clinical scholar) and interim director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Jason Ye, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiation oncology.
Patients Tien Nguyen, Graciela Riesgo and Theresa Zapata joined their health care providers on the field after the first quarter of play, wearing commemorative pink and black T-shirts. The shirts, adorned with the pink ribbon logo that is associated with the fight against breast cancer, are available for sale at USC bookstores. A portion of the sale of each shirt is donated to USC Norris.