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USC Institute of Urology to examine methods for increased precision, decreased risks of prostate cancer diagnostics

Grants from the National Institutes of Health will support the study of MR-ultrasound image fusion and DNA methylation markers in prostate biopsy tissue The USC Institute of Urology, recently ranked in the top 15 Best Hospitals nationwide for urology by U.S. News and World Report, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health to advance ...   Read More »

Fighting Prostate Cancer

The first time Ken Rakusin ever came across the name, Inderbir Gill, it was in one of the alumni magazines that he gets from USC. His PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level was elevated at the time and the story on Keck Medicine of USC’s top urologist caught his eye. The second time he heard the name ...   Read More »

Gift from grateful patient to support urology research and innovation

A noted local philanthropist has given a donation to support urology research and innovation at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Grateful patient Joseph “Bud” Cashen, 84, a U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Korea and was one of the founders of Century 21 Real Estate, said he was motivated to support ...   Read More »

USC surgeries are broadcast live during worldwide event

Two surgeons from the USC Institute of Urology were among the principal featured participants in a worldwide 24-hour live robotic surgery event held Oct. 26 at Keck Medical Center of USC and at 11 other leading robotic centers on every continent except Antarctica. In all, more than 2,000 viewers from about 60 countries registered to ...   Read More »

USC Institute of Urology begins international relationship with India’s newest hospital

Inderbir Gill of USC discusses robotic surgery with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. The USC Institute of Urology has established a formal relationship with India’s newest multispecialty hospital, the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center located in Mumbai. Leading the effort on USC’s behalf is Inderbir ...   Read More »

USC surgeons describe groundbreaking procedure in Journal of Urology

Inferior vena cava control for which individualized surgical planning is necessary, including locations of many blood vessels to be clamped and indicators of the extent of Levels I, II and III thrombi, and the relative sizes of the obstructions. A new article published by the Journal of Urology details a pioneering robotic surgical procedure ...   Read More »

A Matter of Trust

Changing doctors places a patient on a remarkable road to recovery from bladder cancer The first doctor told Larry Urish he was dehydrated. “Come back in three months,” the doctor said. When his condition didn’t improve, a second doctor told him, “Let’s wait it out.” The third doctor told Urish he had an aggressive tumor ...   Read More »

USC Institute of Urology surgeons use balloon procedure to decrease blood loss during robotic kidney cancer surgery

A procedure intended to decrease blood loss during removal of a kidney tumor that had grown into a major vein via robotic surgery was recently performed successfully for the first time in the world at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The procedure has the potential to decrease the length of surgery ...   Read More »