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When assessing the need for amputation, a group of USC health care professionals makes the case for considering a patient’s ambulatory functional status — or ability to get around in the world, post-amputation. (Photo/Shutterstock)

In cases where amputation seems likely, USC experts suggest an additional consideration

How well a patient will be able to get around in the world after the amputation also should be considered, a USC multidisciplinary health care team argues.

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Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center are integrating “big data“ related to multiple cancer risk factors to predict cancer occurrence and to help reduce risk in susceptible populations. (Illustration/iStock)

To prevent cancer, USC researchers look beyond traditional risk factors

Big data studies in diverse populations will offer new insights into cancer risk and help USC investigators target outreach, screening and prevention efforts.