USC Stem Cell scientists are advancing our understanding of cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, blood, colon, skin, pancreas, liver, brain, ovaries and eye. They are also using stem cells to find new drugs and regenerative therapies for patients.
- Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes.
- Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide.
- Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related death.
- The most common cancers are projected to be breast, lung and bronchus, prostate, colon and rectum, bladder, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis, leukemia, endometrial and pancreatic.