University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Senior Leadership

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership is made up of five Associate Directors who report to the Director, as well as program leaders in each of the seven areas of organized research.

Interim Director:
Peggy Farnham, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control:
Dennis Deapen, DrPH

Associate Director for Basic Research:
Amy S. Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Adult Oncology:
Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP

Chief Administrative Officer/Associate Director of Administration:
Christopher Loertscher, M.A.

Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology:
Alan S. Wayne, M.D.

Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement:
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Training & Education:
Yves DeClerck, M.D.