Stephen B. Gruber (right), director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Casey O’Connell, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases, addressed attendees at the USC Norris Ambassadors Friends and Family Luncheon on Oct. 16. The luncheon was attended by USC Associates and USC Norris Ambassadors, who helped promote and share the cancer center’s mission with family and friends. O’Connell’s presentation was titled “Breakthroughs in Cancer Care: How we are Reviving the Body’s Own Defenses Against Malignant Cells.”