Breakthroughs in Research

  • woman considers different options for uterine fibroid treatment such as minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization

Is There a Better Way to Treat Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that is a new alternative to surgery — but is it right for you?
Uterine fibroids are extremely

  • Amyloid plaques on a neuron

A Vaccine To Stop Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with

  • A man with paraplegia pushes his wheelchair on a city street

Grant Funds Development of a “Bionic Suit” to Help People With Paraplegia Walk

People with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury may eventually get a chance to suit up, walk out the door and feel the ground beneath

  • Dr. Yamashita and her patient stand next to the SoftVue breast ultrasound device

An Innovative Whole-Breast Ultrasound Technology Could Be Life-Saving

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection with the help of regular exams and screening mammography can greatly affect survival. But for women with

  • fatigue despite resting and stomach swelling are warning signs of leukemia

What Are the Signs of Leukemia?

Leukemia is a blood disease that hinders the body’s ability to fight off disease. Keep an eye out for these telltale early warning signs.
A potent

  • Dr. Alidad Ghiassi

Hand Transplant Transforms Both Patient and Doctor

Two years ago, Dr. Alidad Ghiassi, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, got an unexpected call

  • Keck Medicine of USC physicians Yuri Genyk, MD, Rick Selby, MD, and Jeffrey Kahn, MD

Solving the Puzzle of Liver Cancer

Conditions can make the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer complex, but USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading the way.
Each year, about 21,000 men

  • patients can participate in clinical trial for low-dose chemotherapy for breast cancer

Clinical Trial Investigates Efficacy of Low-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program continue to launch groundbreaking studies into one of the country’s most common cancers.
Among the research

  • woman scans food with smartphone to determine nutritional information

6 New Medical Breakthroughs Helping Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Technology often gets a bad rap in our modern world. But when it comes to health care, there are some exciting new technical innovations on