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Melanoma Research

December 02, 2016

Providence physicians and scientists have been leading the way in melanoma research and treatment for more than 20 years. Our findings have resulted in new ways to boost immune response, which has improved the standard of care for patients with this aggressive malignancy. 

Providence Children’s Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland Collaborating to Expand Orthopedic Care for Kids

November 18, 2016

Providence Children’s Health, a leader in caring for children in Oregon, and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland, the region’s largest pediatric orthopedic group, announce a unique collaboration that expanded pediatric orthopedic services in October.

Providence Launches Toolbox for Clinicians to Help Patients Manage Persistent Pain Without Opioids

November 11, 2016

The flood of opioid misuse and new guidelines aimed at reducing prescriptions for pain killers have created a dilemma for clinicians. How do you help patients understand and manage their persistent pain without opioids? It’s a big challenge.

Oral, head and neck cancer research at Providence Cancer Center

October 21, 2016

Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Clinic offers world-class care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity (mouth), tongue, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), nose, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and thyroid gland, as well as tumors at the skull base. Our medical and surgical oncology teams work collaboratively to start patients on treatment regimens very quickly. 

In a rare procedure, a Providence patient gets a new jaw, complete with teeth, in one day

October 19, 2016

The complex procedure, known as a “Jaw in a Day,” has been performed in only a few highly specialized centers in the world. Smith’s procedure, performed in August at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, was the first on the West Coast.

“Good outcomes don’t come from one person doing their best – it takes a whole team of people doing their best.”— Dr. John Handy Jr.

October 06, 2016

John Handy Jr., M.D., is the medical director for the Providence Thoracic Surgery Program and is also the lead surgeon for Chest Watch, an event which gives students the opportunity to attend a surgical viewing. Dr. Handy has been involved with Chest Watch since its inception ten years ago, and continues to stress its importance as a way to demonstrate health care careers to students in addition to promoting an anti-tobacco message.

Gastrointestinal cancer research at Providence Cancer Center

September 30, 2016

Providence Cancer Center is actively involved in gastrointestinal cancer research, focusing our attention on cancers of the upper (esophagus and stomach), middle (pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and small intestine) and lower (colon, rectum and anus) gastrointestinal tract.

News from Providence Cancer Center-Southern Oregon

September 14, 2016

Hope grows in Medford What gives you hope? Friends, family, God, the smiles of staff members, birds, bees, living in the moment - these are some of...

NIH awards two grants to Drs. Crittenden and Gough

September 12, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has awarded two significant grants to Providence Cancer Center researchers

New hope for cancer patients; Providence joins international research network formed by Bristol-Myers Squibb

August 24, 2016

An unprecedented international collaboration promises to take cancer treatment research to a new level and allow substantially more patients at Providence Cancer Center to take part in clinical trials every year.

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