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Forecasting the path of breast cancer in a patient

USC researchers have developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the Web. For decades, medical schools have taught doctors that the best way to treat cancer and metastatic progression is to memorize a list of tumors and their typical migration

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Djani Robertson, a first-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was a 2014 Bridging the Gaps participant during his time as an undergraduate student at Rutgers.

For minority students who dream of being doctors, ‘Keck is where you want to be’

Attending medical school can seem like a pipe dream for many students, particularly minorities, but the Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC can turn that dream into a reality. “The program was created to address the under-representation of minority students within medicine and the biological sciences and

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Students attend the Global Health Symposium for Kids.

All the global health news that’s fit to print — for kids, by kids

“Do the Write Thing” is a phrase often associated with the idea that words have the potential to bring about a sort of social justice. For student mentors at the Global Health Symposium for Kids on Nov. 14, it served as a guiding theme. Working with PressFriends, a nonprofit designed to help elementary school students

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Stuart Siegel with Heidi Adams, CEO of Critical Mass, and Lauren Berger from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which sponsored the award.

National AYA program honors Stuart Siegel with Trailblazer Award

Professor Stuart Siegel, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine of USC was recently awarded the Archie Bleyer AYA Trailblazer Award by Critical Mass, a leading organization supporting the cause of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer. Siegel’s involvement in the AYA movement has been long and productive. In the 1980s, he championed the

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Gregory E. Idos, MD

USC Norris receives grant from Riley Foundation

A three-year grant of $360,000 to fund pancreatic cancer research has been given to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center by the Susan E. Riley Foundation. “The Riley Foundation has generously supported USC Norris’ pancreatic cancer research for several years,” said Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, the director of USC Norris. “We are especially

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