Noted oncologist and cancer researcher David B. Agus was welcomed to the Keck School of Medicine of USC on June 24 at a reception at the home of Robert and Kelly Day, members of the Board of Overseers of the Keck School.
Hosted by the Days and Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, the reception was attended by 80 guests.
Agus joined the Keck School faculty on April 1 as a professor of medicine and director of the new USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary center in Beverly Hills that provides care for patients with prostate cancer.
He also serves as principal investigator for the Molecular Technologies in Cancer project, which is supported by a recent $5 million gift from the Ellison Medical Foundation. The initiative focuses on molecularly targeted therapy, which holds promise as a new paradigm for cancer treatment.