USC/Norris Colorectal Cancer Center

Genetic Profile

At USC, cutting-edge genetic research is also being put into play treating and hopefully preventing colon cancer. Treatment of colon cancer at the USC/Norris is individualized by using genetic markers to help determine what drugs or combined treatments will work best for individuals with certain types of tumors. Our patients will receive a personalized chemotheraputic regimend. Looking at the genetic makeup of the tumor and ivestigating what chemotherapies the tumor will respond to best determines how aggresivly the patient should be treated.

The USC/Norris Cancer Genetics Unit provides a comprehensive approach to risk assessment, genetic testing and management of familial colorectal cancer. Patients also are given the opportunity to participate in clinical trials offering innovative and promising therapies for colorectal cancer.

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If you are at high risk, please provide us with the following information.

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