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USC Urology Robotics Receives $13.3M Donation‎

USC Institute of Urology has received an anonymous donation of $13.3 million. The USC President CL Max Nikias made the generous gift public when he spoke at the institute on Feb 7, 2012. The donation will help fund the development of the USC Urology Robotics Center of Excellence.

Part of the funds will also be allocated to help a program for prostate cancer targeting. In 2011, the USC Institute of Urology was ranked second in the country by the National Institutes of Health and 18th overall by the U.S. News & World Report.

Mr Nikias said that the USC Institute of Urology was an internationally renowned powerhouse in robotic and open surgery. He added that they looked forward to being a comprehensive world leader in urology. Surgeries that were once considered fantasies were now a fact. The Institute of Urology was helping to redefine and reshape the field of urology.

Inderbir S. Gill, executive director of the USC Institute of Urology said that to be successful, you need a market differentiator. A true market differentiator implies being the world’s best at a specific endeavour, which also drives your economic engine. You are lucky if you have one true market differentiator. USC urology has two: robotic kidney and prostate cancer surgery, and open bladder cancer surgery.

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