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May 23rd, 2005

Children Living Near Major Roads at Increased Risk of Asthma

USC researchers find link between highways and breathing problems in kids Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (May 23)-Children living close to a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live farther away, according to study findings presented today at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. Children living within […]

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May 20th, 2005

EARTHQUAKE ON LITTLE-KNOWN FAULT COULD CAUSE WORST DISASTER IN U.S. HISTORY

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC News Service (213) 740-4751 or (213) 219-6347 marziali@usc.edu WHAT: A news briefing will be held to present new estimates of losses from earthquakes on the Puente Hills fault under Los Angeles. Researchers created shaking scenarios for magnitude 7.2 to 7.5 earthquakes and used software from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to […]

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May 20th, 2005

CALIFORNIA STEM CELL RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHAIRMAN SPEAKS AT USC LAW SCHOOL

Contact: USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 Gilien Silsby, (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu WHAT: Robert N. Klein, chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at USC Law School’s 2005 Intellectual Property Institute Conference. Klein served as chairman of the Proposition 71 committee, the “California Stem Cell Research and […]

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May 19th, 2005

South Korean Educators Visit USC on May 23

Contact: Kaitlin Solimine, USC College, (213) 821-2478 or solimine@usc.edu Usha Sutliff, USC News Service, (213) 740-0252 or sutliff@usc.edu WHAT: Representatives of South Korea’s National Assembly and Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development and the South Korean Educational Development Institute will meet with USC officials to learn about the university’s administrative system. USC representatives will […]

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May 17th, 2005

Researchers Find Way to Streamline New Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatment

Radioimmunotherapy may be given with greater confidence Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla. (May 17)-Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and colleagues have found a way to streamline a new form of treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The radiologists presented findings from a trial at the […]

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May 15th, 2005

New Therapy May Give Options to Those with Neuroendocrine Tumors

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla., May 15- A unique, targeted anti-cancer drug appears to show promise against neuroendocrine tumors-stubborn cancers that have traditionally responded poorly to chemotherapy, according to research findings announced today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO. Called SU11248, the drug was evaluated […]

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May 14th, 2005

Chemo-Radiation Therapy Treatment Gives Head-and-Neck Cancer a 1-2 Punch

Study shows RADPLAT treatment shows promise against tough-to-treat cancer Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla. (May 14)-Researchers studying an innovative treatment for advanced head-and-neck cancer, combining chemotherapy and radiation, report that about half of patients were still alive four years after treatment. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group physicians announced results from their phase II study […]

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May 14th, 2005

Study Shows Erbitux May Fight Colorectal Cancer After Other Therapies Fail

USC/Norris oncologist reports more than one in 10 respond to drug Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla.-Cetuximab, also known as Erbitux, can battle cancer and prolong life in many patients with advanced colorectal cancer who have exhausted all other treatments, according to research presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of […]

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May 14th, 2005

New Stomach Cancer Therapy Potentially More Convenient and Better Tolerated

Data suggest that it may pack an improved punch against gastric cancer Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla.-A new combination chemotherapy appears to battle advanced stomach cancer harder than other platinum-based therapies, while offering patients more convenience and potentially less discomfort, according to results announced today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American […]

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May 12th, 2005

Tamoxifen Shows No Benefit, Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors’ Heart Health

Study by USC and Kaiser Permanente researchers counters hopes that drug might protect the heart Contacts: USC- Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830 Kaiser- Michael Byrne (626) 405-5528 LOS ANGELES (May 12) -Despite previous studies hinting at tamoxifen’s potential benefit for breast cancer survivors’ heart health, California researchers have found that the breast cancer drug does not […]

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