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Breakthrough lung cancer drug helps clinical trial patient

March 06, 2015

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.

Immunotherapy and Providence Cancer Center featured in Portland Business Journal

July 11, 2014
In the cover story of the July 11, 2014 issue, the Portland Business Journal explores the current state of cancer treatments and the role Portland researchers are playing in new research.

Providence studies new therapy for patients with curable breast cancer

October 22, 2013
Providence Cancer Center is the only site in Oregon to open the KATHERINE study (NSABP B-50-I), evaluating the efficacy and safety of trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) versus trastuzumab (Herceptin) as adjuvant (postoperative) therapy for breast cancer.

New screening process for ovarian cancer hopes to promote early detection of a "silent killer" disease

September 19, 2013

With breast cancer, you feel a lump and know to get it checked out. But with ovarian cancer, it’s a silent killer, with few specific symptoms in early stages. Usually by the time there are symptoms, the disease is more advanced. Will a new screening process being studied be able to detect the disease at an early, and more treatable stage?

Breast cancer buddies help ease the way for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

September 06, 2013

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, frightening, bewildering – it’s all of that when your world turns upside down. For many women, being able to talk with someone who’s been there before can be just what they need at this difficult time.

Answers to common questions on the role of genetics in breast cancer

September 03, 2013

The role of genetics in breast cancer have been the subject of much debate, but what does that information mean for you?

Providence brings Gamma Knife to Portland, benefits nearly 1,900 patients to date

August 30, 2013

Who ever thought we’d have technology to treat something like a brain tumor without cutting into the body? Science fiction is fact since the invention of the Gamma Knife. Providence was the first to bring this state-of-the-art technology to Portland – benefiting nearly 1,900 patients to date.

Providence Cancer Center research intern experienced disease firsthand

August 29, 2013

Ellen Patterson spent her summer as a cancer research intern at Providence Cancer Center after successfully battling ovarian cancer at 15.

Providence provides support for families of patients with cancer

August 29, 2013

Providence Cancer Center's Family Program support group serves families struggling with cancer, regardless of whether we treat them.

Federal advisers recommend yearly lung screening for older, high risk smokers

July 31, 2013

Federal government health experts recently released a draft report which said, for the first time, there is evidence screening of smokers may save them from dying of lung cancer.

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