Pioneering a New Paradigm in Cancer Care and Wellness

Pioneering a New Paradigm in Cancer Care and Wellness

The Ellison Institute is proud to be a part of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. We collaborate with other USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators to offer clinical trial participation to our patients in appropriate circumstances. The close proximity and dynamic collaboration between our medical and research personnel at the Ellison Institute enhances our ability to conduct scientifically rigorous clinical studies and ensures that our research always centers on patient benefit. Our new facility includes an adjacent wellness center focused on helping each of us live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives through the prevention and early detection of disease. 

The professional staff of the oncology & wellness clinic is committed to delivering the highest quality of care by leveraging the technologies and tools available today to design and deliver data-driven, personalized treatment approaches for every individual. Our institute will be the first organization of its kind to vertically integrate, under one roof, the interdisciplinary study and treatment of cancer into an adaptive feedback system to improve patient outcomes and fundamentally enhance cancer prevention, diagnosis and survival.
The Ellison Institute is proud to be a part of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. We collaborate with other USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators to offer clinical trial participation to our patients in appropriate circumstances. The close proximity and dynamic collaboration between our medical and research personnel at the Ellison Institute enhances our ability to conduct scientifically rigorous clinical studies and ensures that our research always centers on patient benefit. Our new facility includes an adjacent wellness center focused on helping each of us live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives through the prevention and early detection of disease.

The professional staff of the oncology & wellness clinic is committed to delivering the highest quality of care by leveraging the technologies and tools available today to design and deliver data-driven, personalized treatment approaches for every individual. Our institute will be the first organization of its kind to vertically integrate, under one roof, the interdisciplinary study and treatment of cancer into an adaptive feedback system to improve patient outcomes and fundamentally enhance cancer prevention, diagnosis and survival.

World-Class Cancer Care

Led by CEO Dr. David Agus and Research Director Dr. Mitchell Gross, our Institute leverages modern technologies and tools to design and deliver evidence-driven, personalized, and compassionate care strategies for our oncology patients.

World-Class Cancer Care

Led by CEO Dr. David Agus and Research Director Dr. Mitchell Gross, our Institute leverages modern technologies and tools to design and deliver evidence-driven, personalized, and compassionate care strategies for our oncology patients.  

"The best way to fight disease is to prevent it."

– DAVID B. AGUS, MD

"The best way to fight disease is to prevent it."

– DAVID B. AGUS, MD

Wellness and Health

At the wellness center, we empower individuals with cutting-edge technology and data-driven research to achieve optimal health and keep illness at bay. Our providers partner with individuals to develop personalized strategies to enhance health and identify disease at early stages, leading to better outcomes and simpler solutions. 

Wellness and Health

At the wellness center, we empower individuals with cutting-edge technology and data-driven research to achieve optimal health and keep illness at bay. Our providers partner with individuals to develop personalized strategies to enhance health and identify disease at early stages, leading to better outcomes and simpler solutions. 

World-Class Cancer Care

Led by CEO Dr. David Agus and Research Director Dr. Mitchell Gross, our Institute leverages modern technologies and tools to design and deliver evidence-driven, personalized, and compassionate care strategies for our oncology patients.

"The best way to fight disease is to prevent it."

– DAVID B. AGUS, MD

Wellness and Health

At the wellness center, we empower individuals with cutting-edge technology and data-driven research to achieve optimal health and keep illness at bay. Our providers partner with individuals to develop personalized strategies to enhance health and identify disease at early stages, leading to better outcomes and simpler solutions. 

Oncology Services

" The best way to fight disease is to prevent it."
–– David B. Agus, MD

Detailed history review, medication reconciliation, and physical examination
Blood draws with onsite lab
Chemotherapy & Immunotherapy
Injections & Immunizations
Referrals for diagnostic imaging studies
Referrals for surgery and radiation
Referrals to home health and palliative care agencies
Referrals to Nutritionist
Clinical trial opportunities
Evaluations for genetic testing

Wellness and Health

Our new facility provides an adjacent wellness center focused on helping patients live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives through the prevention and early detection of disease. At the wellness center, we empower individuals with cutting-edge technology and data-driven research to achieve optimal health and keep illness at bay. Our providers partner with individuals to develop personalized strategies to enhance health and identify disease at early stages, leading to better outcomes and simpler solutions.

Wellness Services

Detailed history review, medication reconciliation, and physical examination
Blood draws with onsite lab to check cholesterol, kidney and liver function, and blood sugar
Immunizations
Referrals for diagnostic screening imaging studies
Referrals to Nutritionist and other specialists
Surgical/pre-op clearance
Evaluations for genetic testing

Health Tips

Wear Sunscreen
Vaccination Records
Annual
Flu Shots 
Breast Cancer Screening 
Wear sunscreen everyday, especially on your face, to prevent various conditions such as sunburns, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Sunscreen can help protect our skin from the harsh UV rays from the sun. A sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is recommended for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Suggested places to apply sunscreen are face, ears, neck, arms, legs, and chest area. When wearing a bathing suit, be sure to apply sunscreen on the back, upper legs, upper arms, chest and abdomen as well. For more information click here.
Keep records of your vaccination history! Keeping personal copies of your vaccination history is very helpful, especially during disease outbreaks. If you don’t already have a copy, ask your doctor for a copy and put it somewhere safe, or somewhere in the Cloud. Knowing your vaccination history also helps remind you when you are due for boosters, or that you need to receive another vaccine. For more information, click here.

Healthy Recipe from our Dietitian

Healthy Recipe from our Dietitian

Roasted Salmon with Orange-Ginger Relish
Ingredients

Salmon:
4 (4- to 6 ounce) skin-on wild-caught salmon fillets, 1 inch thick
1 teaspoon cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Relish:
4 tangerines, rind and pith removed and segments cut into 1/2 inch pieces (1 cup)
1 scallion, sliced thin
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
Salt and pepper
Directions

For the relish:
Place tangerines in fine-mesh strainer set over medium bowl and drain for 15 minutes.

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon tangerine juice from bowl. Whisk in scallion, lemon juice, oil, and ginger.

Stir in tangerines and season with salt and 
pepper to taste.

For the salmon:
Adjust oven rack to lowest position, place aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 500 F.

Pat salmon dry 
with paper towels, rub with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Score the back of each piece on the skin side several times, trying not to cut into the flesh.

Once oven reaches 500 F, reduce oven temperature to 275 F. Remove sheet from oven and carefully place salmon, skin-side down, on hot sheet.

Roast until center is still translucent when checked with tip of paring knife and registers 120 F (for medium-rare), 4 to 6 minutes.

Slide fish spatula along underside of fillets and transfer to individual plates or serving platter, leaving skin behind; discard skin.

Top with relish and serve. 

Suggested Reading Material

The Lucky Years

Bestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness. In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness. READ MORE

A Short Guide to a Long Life

In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering doctor and researcher, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients but all those hoping to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his analysis into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. He believes optimal health begins with our daily habits. READ MORE

The End of Illness

What if everything you thought about health was wrong?
Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? And has the time come for us to stop thinking about disease as something the body “gets” or “has” but rather to think of it as something the body does? READ MORE