The recognition comes from The Leapfrog Group, a respected national hospital watchdog organization.
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
The new Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention will aim to reduce cancer disparities in underserved communities in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
A two-year grant from Stand Up To Cancer will fund a new program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital national designation recognizes the institution for outstanding quality and safety.
The new location uses the latest technology and includes an on-site laboratory and pharmacy to provide patients with coordinated, personalized care.
The $18.5 million grant will help researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center close the gap in understanding colorectal cancer in Hispanic patients.
The watchdog organization Leapfrog Group considered more than 2,200 hospitals in four categories: children’s, general, rural and teaching; 72 were selected as Top Teaching Hospitals.
A global clinical trial will assess the new therapy, which combines a monoclonal antibody and anti-cancer medication to deliver targeted doses directly to the tumor cells.
HUBs will enhance community engagement and provide a local resource for cancer-related education and navigation support for cancer services.
A nationally recognized leader in cancer prevention and minority health research, she has dedicated her career to reducing the disparities in cancer outcomes that affect patients from underrepresented communities.