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CAR T-cell therapy
This colored scanning electron micrograph shows a T cell (red) attached to a cancer cell. CAR T-cell therapy involves harvesting T-cells from a patient, reengineering them in the lab to target a particular kind of cancer, then reinfusing them into the patient. (Image/Steve Gschmeissner, Science Source)

USC-led advance in groundbreaking cancer treatment eliminates severe side effects

Though the study was designed to assess safety, six out of 11 lymphoma patients who received a commonly used dose of the improved CAR T-cell therapy went into complete remission.

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USC hospitals anniversary
The USC Trojan Marching Band performs in front of USC University Hospital during a celebration marking USC’s purchase of the hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital in 2009. (Photo/Veronica Jauriqui)

Keck Medicine of USC celebrates 10-year anniversary of hospitals purchase

Hailed as a “tremendous victory,” the acquisition of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital created the second full-service academic medical center of its kind in the greater Los Angeles region.