Earle A. Chiles Research Institute
The Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute is a world-class research facility located within Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Ore. Founded in 1993 by Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D., director of cancer research
, and a team of internationally-recognized scientists
, our main area of investigation is cancer immunotherapy, a specialized field of study focused on harnessing the innate power of the immune system to cure cancer. The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute garners more than $2 million annually in federal and other sponsored grant funding and has a research staff of more than 100 team members. Learn how we are "Making History by Being First"
At the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, we are dedicated to: