One of only a few facilities in Southern California built exclusively for cancer research and patient care, USC Norris Cancer Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient facility providing acute and critical care. The hospital features a designated bone marrow transplantation unit and a surgical unit with specially trained staff who strive to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and their loved ones.
USC Norris Cancer Hospital is affiliated with the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center — one of the original nine comprehensive cancer centers for research designated by the National Cancer Institute. The Cancer Center recently opened 99,000 square feet of new laboratory research space, including space for the new Epigenome Center. The close affiliation between the hospital and cancer center offers immediate benefit to patients seeking the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment and prevention. Clinical trials are available for eligible patients who may have failed conventional cancer treatment.
Outpatients seeking diagnostic testing, chemotherapy, radiation treatment and second opinions are treated on-site at the Parsons Outpatient Clinic and Day Hospital. USC Norris Cancer Hospital also has a radiation oncology department equipped with a CyberKnife and a Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator, providing the latest state-of-the-art technology, such as stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy and image guided radiation therapy.
The core mission of USC Norris Cancer Hospital is to offer advanced treatment in an intimate setting primarily devoted to cancer treatment and research. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and newer approaches to cancer management, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033