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.

Spring forward for better sleep

This weekend, we spring forward for daylight saving time. Most people bounce back pretty quickly from one lost hour of sleep, but if you have sleep problems on a regular basis, try springing forward more often – on your feet, on a bike, in a pool or on a sport court. 

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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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  • Study examines diagnostic accuracy of breast biopsies

    A breast biopsy study that included Oregon pathologists found many get it wrong on trickier cancer risk results.

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  • Breakthrough lung cancer drug helps clinical trial patient

    A breakthrough drug for treating the most common type of lung cancer was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration ahead of schedule following two successful clinical trials, including one that involved patients at Providence Cancer Center in Portland.

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