Earle A. Chiles Research Institute

Located within Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Ore., the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute is a world-class research facility founded by Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., director and endowed chair of cancer research, and a team of internationally-known researchers. Since 1993, 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. With a staff of more than 100 researchers, the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute garners over $4.5 million annually in federal, private and sponsored research funding.

Learn how Eric Tran, Ph.D., is bringing state-of-the-art adoptive cellular immunotherapy from the National Cancer Institute to Providence Cancer Institute:

Celebrating 20 years of Immunotherapy Research

Learn how Providence Cancer Institute became a leading institution for cancer immunotherapy research and treatment.

Take a tour of our research labs

Have lunch with a scientist and learn how the power the immune system can eliminate cancer.

Whole genome sequencing: Personalized medicine's next step

Preventive and therapeutic practices are custom designed for each patient's specific needs.

Power of philanthropy for research

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., explains how donor support helps bring new treatments to patients.

Educate and boost immune system

Cancer researchers focus on triggering the immune system to fight cancer.

Dr. Urba honored as 'cancer warrior'

The Oregon Historical Society recognized Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., as a 2014 Oregon History Maker, referencing him as a "cancer warrior."

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