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August 2, 2007
Re "Big C in the course work," Column One, July 28 In September 2005, I had just returned to USC to begin a doctorate in gerontology. As a 35-year-old mother of two young children and a former geriatric social worker, I was eager to begin my advocacy and academic career to impact policies and to help older adults. But I found a strange lump in my neck. The next thing I knew, I was walking into USC Norris Cancer Center for some tests.
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OPINION
August 2, 2007
Re "Big C in the course work," Column One, July 28 In September 2005, I had just returned to USC to begin a doctorate in gerontology. As a 35-year-old mother of two young children and a former geriatric social worker, I was eager to begin my advocacy and academic career to impact policies and to help older adults. But I found a strange lump in my neck. The next thing I knew, I was walking into USC Norris Cancer Center for some tests.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1996
An eight-story addition to the USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, which integrates the research and clinical components of the facility, has opened in Boyle Heights. The Dr. Norman Topping Tower was designed to house researchers, physicians and cancer prevention specialists under one roof to collaborate on scientific findings and accelerate the communication of sometimes-lifesaving information.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philanthropist Kenneth T. Norris Jr., whose family trust contributed more than $70 million to Southern California charities and institutions, including a renowned cancer research center at USC, died while boating at Lake Arrowhead, associates said Monday.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philanthropist Kenneth T. Norris Jr., whose family trust contributed more than $70 million to Southern California charities and institutions, including a renowned cancer research center at USC, died while boating at Lake Arrowhead, associates said Monday.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2002 | Denise Gellene
Tenet Healthcare Corp. is in talks with USC over the possible purchase of the university's Kenneth J. Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital. Tenet, based in Santa Barbara, has managed the 60-bed hospital since 1997. Representatives from both sides said negotiations were going well but that they involved complex issues. The hospital shares some facilities with the USC/Norris Cancer Center, a research institution that would not be part of any transaction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1997 | From Times staff and wire reports
The presence of a mutated p53 gene in advanced bladder tumors drastically alters their susceptibility to chemotherapy and can be used to predict which patients should receive such treatment, according to Dr. Richard Cote and his colleagues at the USC/Norris Cancer Center. They report in the Jan. 9 Nature that patients with the mutated p53 gene who received chemotherapy had only one-third the risk of recurrence and double the survival rate of patients who received no chemotherapy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ronald B. Linsky, the executive director of the National Water Research Institute, died Sunday of complications from cancer at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Linsky had run the Fountain Valley-based institute from its founding in 1991. It was established by local water agencies and philanthropies to create new sources of water. He was 71.
NEWS
September 23, 1993
USC researchers have mailed about 130,000 health surveys this month to Latinos from East Los Angeles to Claremont as part of the largest-ever multiethnic study of diet and cancer. The five-year study by researchers at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Hawaii is focusing on the relationship between diet and cancer for African-Americans, Latinos, Japanese-Americans and others ages 45 through 74. Researchers eventually hope to reach more than 300,000 people.
REAL ESTATE
September 16, 2001
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the merchants of the Promenade in Westlake Village are co-sponsoring "A Taste of the Promenade--A Magical Evening" on Oct. 3 to benefit USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's breast cancer research center. The fund-raiser, at the Promenade, will feature food, entertainment and a silent auction from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger. For more information, call (805) 230-3302.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1996
An eight-story addition to the USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, which integrates the research and clinical components of the facility, has opened in Boyle Heights. The Dr. Norman Topping Tower was designed to house researchers, physicians and cancer prevention specialists under one roof to collaborate on scientific findings and accelerate the communication of sometimes-lifesaving information.
NEWS
May 7, 1998
J. Robert Thibaut, 50, president and co-owner of a Hawaii and California restaurant chain. With Sandy Saxen, Thibaut owned T.S. Enterprises, which has 14 restaurants, including Duke's Malibu and Duke's Surf City, the latter under construction at the Huntington Beach Pier. Born in Hollywood, Thibaut grew up in Pasadena and earned degrees at UC Santa Barbara and Harvard. He started his career as a dishwasher and owned his first restaurant by age 23.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1995 | Jack Searles
Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. will take part in a study to evaluate an anti-cancer treatment that uses Amgen's Neupogen drug. The study was announced by Amgen's partner in the project, Medarex Inc., an Annandale, N.J., biopharmaceutical firm. The multisite clinical trial centers on MDX-210, Medarex's antibody-based treatment of various cancers in combination with Neupogen. Neupogen is widely used to increase patients' white blood cells after cancer therapy.
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