TOP CANCER/ONCOLOGY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
USC NORRIS COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC — which includes the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck Medical Center of USC and Keck Hospital of USC — is the highest-ranked cancer provider in Southern California and among the top cancer providers in the country. More than 250 dedicated physicians, scientists and Magnet-status nurses at USC Norris are leading the fight to make cancer a disease of the past. As one of the eight original National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, USC Norris has revolutionized cancer research, treatment and prevention for more than 40 years.
Multidisciplinary teams provide the latest research-based care at USC Norris Cancer Hospital, a 60-bed hospital and outpatient clinics throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Patients who visit USC Norris have access to 13 key areas of cancer treatment: breast cancer, colorectal cancer, genetic counseling, gynecological cancers, head and neck cancers, hematology, lung cancer, melanoma, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, sarcoma, skin cancer and urologic oncology.
As an integral part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Norris offers access to hundreds of innovative clinical trials and extensive patient education, empowering patients to take an active role in their health care. The cancer center’s catchment area is highly diverse, and its patient population tracks closely with the diversity of its patient population. USC Norris takes an enhanced approach to personalized medicine, and has opened oncology locations in Arcadia and Koreatown to provide multi-lingual services to Korean- and Chinese-speaking patients living in the surrounding areas. Spanish-speaking doctors are also available for patients at various oncology locations.
Situated in an area of rich diversity, USC Norris is uniquely positioned to gather vital statistics in populations that might otherwise go uncovered, making important contributions in the field of personalized cancer treatment.
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