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Providence Honors Early Advocate of Immunotherapy for Lifetime of Generosity and Service

October 03, 2017

In his lifetime and through his estate, the late Robert W. Franz gave close to $40 million to Providence Portland Medical Foundation. Providence Cancer Institute has been renamed in his honor.

State Patient Safety Commission Recognizes Providence's Oregon Facilities

March 03, 2017

Providence’s commitment to patient safety is a high priority among caregivers and that has been recognized by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. All eight Providence hospitals in Oregon and Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children, a residential care facility for young people, were recognized by the commission for meeting an assortment of patient safety targets.

Vice President Biden ties Providence to Cancer Moonshot

June 30, 2016

More than 150 people took part as Providence Cancer Center participated in Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit. The goal is to make a decade worth of advances toward a cure in five years, from increasing access to treatment and improving care to freeing trapped data and unleashing new breakthroughs.

Leadership Changes For Residency Program at Providence Portland Medical Center

May 23, 2016

An increased focus on compassionate care work means the long-term program director of Providence Portland Medical Center’s internal medicine residency program will step aside, bringing new, but well-known, leadership to the group.

Oral/dental oncology offered at east- and west-side clinics

March 25, 2016

Providence is adding oral/dental oncology facilities at Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent Medical Centers.

New immunotherapy approaches put the pedal to the metal

March 25, 2016

Providence Cancer Center researchers have initiated several important clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of promising new immunotherapies to treat patients with head and neck cancers.

West side clinic opens for oral, head and neck cancers

March 25, 2016

Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Clinics now serve patients at two locations: Providence Portland Medical Center and a newly opened clinic at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Studies focus on biomarkers to help guide treatment decisions

March 25, 2016

Researchers at Providence Cancer Center received a $75,000 grant to study biomarkers that may help predict responses to immuntherapy and assist oncologists in making treatment-related decisions for patients with head and neck cancers.

Providence-led research finds Medicaid expansion increases certain cancer screenings, which could lead to better outcomes

February 11, 2016

Research led by Providence Health & Services has found Medicaid coverage results in significantly higher rates of several common cancer screenings, especially among women. Cancer screenings are often the best way to catch cancer early, resulting in better outcomes and survival rates.

Providence researchers find immunotherapy treatment synergizes with targeted radiation eliminating tumors, destroying errant cancer cells

January 13, 2016

Providence researchers have identified an immunotherapy approach that synergizes with radiation so well it not only eliminated the tumor in most preclinical models with pancreatic cancer, it found and destroyed distant, cancer cells – which could have grown into lethal metastatic tumors.

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