The weekend-long hackathon featured student projects that addressed the problems faced by cancer patients.
Researchers found that environmental factors, not genetic differences, account for the varying cancer rates across races.
The rally raised funds for cancer research centers at both of the universities.
The USC Keck School of Medicine works toward curing an HIV-related cancer.
A study showed that short-term fasting can increase effects of radiation for brain tumors.
USC received the $16 million grant to fund work in finding effective and innovative cancer treatments.
The $10.4 million grant, used to analyze genetic data, will help develop cancer treatment.
Elizabeth Jordan donated in 2007 and has formed a bond with the marrow’s recipient.