The Ellison Institute

The Ellison Institute of USC draws collaborators from across conventional health and wellness fields, as well as from a broad range of other disciplines such as physics, biology, math and engineering to study cancer and potential ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. The Institute complements and integrates cancer research being conducted by faculty physicians and scientists across the world.
"By reimagining the ways cancer is diagnosed, prevented, studied and treated, we will create a bold new model for cancer treatment and care."

Our Mission

The Ellison Institute strives to spark innovation, leverage technology, and drive interdisciplinary, patient-centered research to continually reimagine and redefine cancer care, enhance health, and transform lives.

Our Vision

Under the leadership of David B. Agus, MD, the Ellison Institute tackles difficult questions in healthcare and medical research to push the boundaries of medicine. We offer multifaceted programs, including a cancer clinic, cross-disciplinary research laboratories, a health policy think-tank, and community outreach and educational programs at our Institute.
Our Institute is comprised of dedicated clinicians, scientists, and thought-leaders from disparate backgrounds who have joined together to make a meaningful, positive impact on the lives of patients. This one-of-a-kind institute serves as a powerful catalyst for innovation and reimagining the status quo in medical research and cancer treatments. 
The Ellison Institute is designed to foster significant and continuous interaction among experts in diverse disciplines. Envisioned as a powerful catalyst for innovation and conciliant medicine, the Institute is a place to make changes, make connections, teach, learn, and heal. We aim to serve as a community resource, a networking hub, and symbol of wellness and healthy living.