Free cancer screening–April 29

Did you know that oral, head and neck cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world? Get screened—it’s free, simple and only takes a few minutes! Register today.

Walk with Team Providence at Relay for Life of Portland

Join Providence Cancer Center on May 15 in the heart of Portland for the first ever Relay for Life at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and help finish the fight against cancer.

Ride toward a cure for lung cancer

No one should struggle to breathe. Join Providence Cancer Center on May 16 for the American Lung Association's 25th annual Reach the Beach event. Proceeds help save lives and improve lung health through research, education and advocacy.

Providence becomes first in northwest to implant world's smallest pacemaker

The Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers – about the size of a large vitamin. It does not require the use of wires to connect to the heart, and does not require a surgical incision in the chest.

Cancer vaccine passes first test

Meet two of the volunteers in the trial of a new brain cancer vaccine being conducted by Providence. Having safely completed their first four infusions, doctors call them heroic trailblazers.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

Providence is now part of an elite group with a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission for delivering the highest level of care to complex stroke patients.

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  • Doctors' Day donation honors physicians

    Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief executive, clinical services We began the week by remembering Doctors’ Day and honoring all the ways physicians serve our patients, families and communities. By now I hope you’ve seen the messages from Dave Underriner, our chief executive in Oregon, and Rod Hochman, M.D., our president and CEO. Now it’s my privilege to tell you that once again, we are honoring our physicians by making a significant contribution to The Foundation for Medical Excellence. The foundation’s mission is to promote excellence in medicine, and our contribution will help fund the foundation’s medical scholars program and a range of professional development opportunities. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize you in this way. TFME’s programs help make a positive difference in the lives of physicians and clinicians across the Northwest – just as the work you do makes a positive difference every day here at Providence.

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  • Cancer prevention options and family history

    Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie-Pitt revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Writing in the New York Times, the filmmaker and philanthropist said that a recent blood test showed a possible early sign of cancer. The news came as a blow to the star, as she has already had a double mastectomy. Alison Conlin, M.D., an oncologist at Providence Cancer Center in Northeast Portland, says Jolie-Pitt's decision to undergo surgery is not uncommon for patients with similar risk factors. Before any genetic testing or preventive surgery decision, Dr. Conlin recommends every patient starts the process by reviewing their family history. KATU story ›

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  • New division chief of medicine announced for Providence St. Vincent

    Janice Burger Chief Executive Providence St. Vincent Medical Center I am very pleased to announce that Scott Marsal, M.D., FACP, will be our new division chief of medicine at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Marsal has extensive experience training medical residents and leading quality initiatives. He has been on the medical staff at Providence Portland since 2004. Previously, he served as a hospitalist at NW Permanente and the VA Medical Center, where he was also clinical director for short stay and diagnostics units. In his new role, Dr. Marsal will be accountable for leadership and oversight of hospital quality, medical staff services and relevant medical staff departments as well as integrating system, service area, clinical program and hospital objectives into the provision of quality and safe patient care. Dr. Marsal did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He’s currently...

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