University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patient Care

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is affiliated with several local hospitals that provide direct patient care through both inpatient and outpatient services.

If you would like to make an appointment with a USC doctor, please visit Keck Medical Center of USC online or call them at 800-USC-CARE.

The Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient and outpatient facility owned by the University of Southern California that is devoted entirely to cancer research and treatment. Treated in a facility within the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, hospital patients benefit from research teams working together with physicians and other medical staff who may suggest appropriate clinical trials and provide individualized patient care. The laboratory-to-bedside structure, conducive for translating our discoveries, means that USC Norris patients can receive breakthrough treatments and innovative therapies.

Keck Hospital of USC is a private, 401-bed referral, research and teaching hospital staffed by the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Opened in 1991, the hospital was designed to provide a comfortable setting in which patients receive personal care and access to the most advanced health care services. Among the hospital's specialized services - some of which may be utilized by cancer patients - are programs in transplantation, bloodless surgery, stereotactic neurosurgery, cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology. Surgical specialties include cardiothoracic, esophageal, orthopaedic and plastic and reconstructive surgeries. The hospital recently added a 10-story 218,000 sq. ft. tower to accommodate growth of the hospital's clinical programs. Three floors of the hospital are dedicated for cancer care.

For more than 40 years, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has cared for infants, children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. It is the largest pediatric hematology/oncology program in the United States. CHLA's Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases offers internationally recognized programs in leukemia, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, neuroblastoma, bone and soft tissue tumor, brain tumors, retinoblastoma, hemophilia and sickle cell disease. These clinical programs are supported by both clinical and basic research. CHLA also participates in the Children's Oncology Group, the only collaborative research network for childhood cancer nationally and internationally. It is a network of over 5,000 doctors and scientists representing every pediatric cancer program and treating more than 90 percent of children with cancer in North America. CHLA has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC for more than 72 years.

Serving more than 50,000 inpatients and 750,000 outpatients annually, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the country. It is staffed by faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, who treat patients and lead clinical research through a National Institutes of Health-funded research center. The medical center also provides critical access to health services for the region's medically underserved.