Largest, most diverse prostate cancer study shows genetic role in health disparities

86 new risk factors identified in research co-led by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. By Wayne Lewis Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more often, and fare worse, from common ailments compared to others. Prostate cancer is one disease where such health disparities occur: Risk for the disease is about 75% higher, and prostate […]

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati earns AACR Distinguished Lectureship

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Community Initiatives, was the recipient of the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. Báezconde-Garbanati presented her award lecture during the opening session of the virtual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved on […]

To prevent cancer, USC researchers look beyond traditional risk factors

Big data studies in diverse populations will offer new insights into cancer risk and help USC investigators target outreach, screening and prevention efforts. Why me? It’s a question doctors hear all the time when they diagnose people with cancer. If only the answer were simple. “Cancer — which is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in […]

Cancer Surveillance Program welcomes new director, Lihua Liu

Lihua Liu, an associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, has been named the director and principal investigator of USC’s Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP). Established by faculty members in USC’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences in 1972, the CSP is responsible for recording all cancer diagnoses in Los Angeles County. It is part of the […]

A new test may better predict ovarian cancer survival

The tool, developed by USC researchers, could help identify patients with the most to gain from a clinical trial as well as guide therapeutic targets. Scientists may have found a better way to estimate survival for women with aggressive ovarian cancer, according to a new study by USC researchers and international colleagues. The findings, which […]

USC scientist honored for research into cancer-causing behaviors

Adam Leventhal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, received the American Cancer Society’s Giants of Science Determination Award Oct. 18 in Beverly Hills for his novel research of the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of tobacco use and other cancer-causing behaviors.