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Keck Medicine of USC to Lead a $27M Study on Prostate Cancer in Black Men

The Keck School of Medicine of USC will lead a nearly $27 million study on why African-American men were more likely to die from prostate cancer.

Two More L.A.-area Surgeons Charged in Connection With $40 Million Kickback Scheme

Two more Los Angeles-area doctors were charged on suspicion of participating in a $40 million health care kickback scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced July 16.

Kaiser Permanente to Support Training Program for Small Businesses in L.A. County

Kaiser Permanente of Southern California is supporting free training for small businesses in economically underserved communities across the region.

UCLA Leads the Nation in Organ Transplants

Ronald Reagan Medical Center led the nation last year in the number of organ transplants, with 641 surgeries performed at its Westwood campus.

Snyder Family Donates $1 Million to UCLA Stein Institute

The UCLA Stein Eye Institute has received a $1 million gift from Joan and Jerome Snyder to set up an endowed faculty chair in its department of ophthalmology.

Advanced TeleSensors Raises $2.8M to Back Baby Heart Monitor

Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company based in Pasadena marketing a wireless monitor for babies, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

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Weingart Center of Downtown Names Warren Loui as Chairman

The Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles, has named Warren Loui as chairman of the board.

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Anonymous Donor Gives $20 Million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Expand ER

An anonymous philanthropist has donated $20 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand and equip its overcrowded emergency room.

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Welcomes Nine New Digital Health Startups

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has ushered in nine digital health startups from across the globe into its business accelerator program.

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Cedars-Sinai Appoints New COO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith to serve as its chief operating officer following a nationwide search.

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L.A. County Appoints Leaders to Head New Agency to Promote Bioscience

Los Angeles County has appointed two executives to launch a new agency to promote an emerging bioscience industry, officials announced on July 5.

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European Regulators Give an Early Nod to Cancer Treatments From Puma, Kite

European drug regulators have recommended the approval of two cancer treatments developed by two Los Angeles-area biotech companies – Puma Biotechnology Inc. of West L.A., and Kite, a Gilead Co., of Santa Monica.

Santa Monica-Based Casetabs Raises $2.3 Million From Investors

Casetabs Inc., a digital health company based in Santa Monica, has raised $2.3 million during a fundraising round, according to a securities filing.

Dozens of Los Angeles-Area Doctors and Others Charged for Felony Health Care Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged nearly three dozen physicians, pharmacists and others alleged to have tried to bilk insurers out of $660 million in fraudulent health care bills.

City of Hope Receives $3.7M to Conduct Stem Cell Research on Brain Cancer

The state stem cell agency awarded $3.7 million to City of Hope National Medical Center million to conduct stem cell research targeting glioblastoma, the hospital announced June 28.