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Aug. 6, 2020

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Steven Grossman named cancer physician in chief of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Keck Medicine of USC has named renowned oncologist and cancer researcher Steven Grossman, MD, PhD, as USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's cancer physician in chief. He will step into the role on Sept. 15. Grossman is a past recipient of a Research Scholar award from the American Cancer Society, the Kimmel Scholar award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation and a Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute.

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Emergency surgery restores an active man's health after aortic dissection

After receiving one emergency surgery to repair an aortic dissection, George Young experienced symptoms telling him something still wasn't right. It took the collaboration of Fernando Fleischman, MD, a cardio surgeon, and Sukgu Han, MD, a vascular surgeon, to solve the medical mystery and save their patient's life.

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Experts find dementia risk can be reduced by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to an updated report by the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020. Twenty-eight world-leading dementia experts, including researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, added three new risk factors beginning as early as grade school.

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In memoriam: Han Joo Kim

On Friday, July 24, Han Joo Kim, MD, died. He was a gifted radiation oncologist for Keck Medicine of USC, and his death is a significant loss that will be felt by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Kim had the distinction of becoming Keck Medicine's first satellite physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology when he joined Keck Medicine in 2018.

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