The USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California is one of 35 centers in a national network mandated by the National Cancer Act of 1971. In these comprehensive cancer centers, multidisciplinary teams of physicians and research scientists work together to win the fight against cancer.

The USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, which opened in April 1983 on the USC Health Sciences Campus, is headquartered at the Norris. The Norris Hospital, a wholly owned subsidiary of USC, is one of only eight hospitals in the country built exclusively for cancer research and patient care.

The USC/Norris is a tertiary facility - a referral hospital for patients who can best benefit from the special knowledge and skill of USC oncologists in a setting devoted entirely to cancer treatment and research. The Norris is home to more than 100 specialists in laboratory and clinical sciences; other Norris personnel work in buildings on the Health Sciences Campus, on USC's University Park campus, and in other locations around the city. Five floors of the Norris are devoted to in-patient and ambulatory care, five to basic research laboratories, two to preventive medicine, one each for pathology, physicians and Norris administration.

The USC/Norris is distinguished by its medical staff of specialists from many fields who define the best possible treatment for a given cancer - treatments not commonly available except at one of the nation's comprehensive cancer centers. USC/Norris physicians all hold teaching positions in the USC School of Medicine; they treat all cancers except those of children, with particular expertise in cancers of the genitourinary system (bladder, prostate, kidney and testis),central nervous system, female reproductive system, breast, lung and gastrointestinal tract, and in melanoma, leukemia, lymphomas and AIDS. Pediatric cancers are treated at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a component of the USC/Norris.

USC Dedication

USC Dedication

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
and Hospital University of Southern California
1441 Eastlake Avenue Room 8302 Mail Stop #83
Los Angeles, California 90089-9181
Tel: 323 865 0700
Fax: 323 865 0159

For patient referral services or to schedule a second opinion, please call the USC/Norris Patient Referral Office at 323 865 3108


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