South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action

SXSL is a presidential initiative to bring together creative minds to make a positive difference in our country. Leaders in various fields will gather from across the nation to showcase how they are solving some of the toughest challenges in their own unique and innovative ways. On Monday, October 3, our lab will demonstrate our own efforts at answering the presidential call to action to accelerate cancer research and end cancer as we know it.

Visitors to the Cancer Moonshot booth will experience what it’s like to be a cancer patient from a clinical trial perspective with USC’s Analytical Tools to Objectively Measure Human Performance (ATOM-HP). We will demonstrate how we are using technology to continually monitor the well-being of patients to achieve the best measure of health when combined with physician assessed performance status. Visitors will get a glimpse into the future of patient care and experience how an Internet of Things (IoT) approach is enabling greater collaboration between cancer patients, physicians, and scientists. READ MORE>>>

Convergence Science Initiative – Cancer: CSI-Cancer

  • CSI Cancer is focused on improving the lives of cancer patients through scientific insights relevant to individual patients.CSI_Flower
  • CSI Cancer at USC is led by Dr. Peter Kuhn (email: kuhn42@usc.edu) and each project is led by a team comprised of patients, medical doctors, scientists and students focused on solving the clinical challenge through basic science breakthroughs that can be translated into real world solutions.

cancerbasesideblue (1)Basic yet critical information about most cancers and how they spread through the body just isn’t readily available. Today, CancerBase, a grassroots collaboration of patients, scientists, and social media volunteers, will go live with a way to connect patients all around the world to solve this problem, providing critical information to patients. Our goal is to bring together millions of patients to anonymously contribute the “what, when, and where” of their cancers, empowering themselves, each other, and scientists to see cancer more clearly. READ MORE>>>

CSI Cancer and the Kuhn laboratory at USC are proud to be part of CancerBase.

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The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:00am
A sunny fall day at The Bridge
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 12:19pm
Anna Sandstrom Gerdtsson, PhD, attended the conference RNA-Seq, Single Cell Analysis & Single Molecule Analysis 2017 held in San Diego last week.
The title of her talk was "The fluid phase of solid tumors - A comprehensive strategy for single cell characterization of liquid and solid biopsies".
She discussed recent results from studies conducted in our lab using the High-Definition Single-Cell Analysis (HD-SCA) workflow for the characterization of circulating, disseminated, and solid tumor cells. The proteo-morphometric characterization of single cells by the HD-SCA is combined with genomic sequencing for CNV or SNV profiling, or Imaging Mass Cytometry (IMC) for multiplexed protein profiling, to generate a unique and comprehensive bio-signature of each individual tumor cell identified.
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupTuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 9:27am
Prof. Kuhn talked about USC’s Convergent Science Initiative for cancer (CSI-Cancer) at the forum “Era of Hope” held in Vietnam.

The multidisciplinary project quantifies how cancer evolves over time, forecasts how an individual’s cancer will progress and quantifies health.
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group added 2 new photos from October 7.Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 8:00am
End of a productive meeting.
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupFriday, October 6th, 2017 at 5:14am
Prof. Peter Kuhn presenting “No-Cell-Left-Behind: tracing the temporal evolution in cancer”
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group added 3 new photos.Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 8:17pm
End of day 2. The Kuhn gang is now complete! The team from Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic, Jana A Thiele, Pavel Ostasov and Pavel Pitule, presented their work on colorectal cancer during today's poster session.