Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California
Opened in 1983, the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute due to its focus on patient care, basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.
As one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives an estimated $44.2 million dollars each year to conduct oncological research from the National Cancer Institute. In totality, research grants from all sources stands at more than $143 million dollars. Over 300 clinical trials are being conducted and the university employs over 200 medical researchers. Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University have been funded to establish a Cancer Genome Characterization Center as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas Pilot Project that is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
With research-based facilities, world-class medical researchers and physicians, and as the recipient of numerous grants to conduct oncology-based research, the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is situated to provide the latest research developments to provide improved mesothelioma treatment options. The integrated research environment provides collaboration of laboratory scientists and physicians within clinical, translational, and prevention studies.
Radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials, chemotherapy, palliative care, state of the art diagnostics and imaging services, pathology, genetic counseling, hormone therapy, biological therapy, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition and physical therapy, and comprehensive and preventive care are all options in the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center cancer treatment program.
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