USC/Norris has a strong translational
research program directed toward a complete understanding
of the basic aspects of cancer, and translating those research
results to clinical treatment. USC/Norris scientists are
leaders in basic research on the origins and prevention
of cancers and the development of novel therapies for many
different cancers. USC/Norris offers a variety of cancer
education programs, including multidisciplinary oncology
grand rounds, tumor boards and research conferences to acquaint
faculty, staff, students and visiting physicians with advances
in oncology research and treatment. Continuing education
conferences and cancer education programs for physicians
and other professionals in community hospitals are also
Research is a very active and important
part of our colorectal program. Clinical research is ongoing
at all times. This is stimulated by interesting patients
with complex problems where the management issues are unclear.
Students and residents are actively encouraged to participate
in these projects.
Funding is available to support those
wishing to take a period of time to dedicate to a clinical
project, and support for meeting travel and presentation
is also available.
More basic research, however, is carried out on a number