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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.

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.

Remembering Robert W. Franz

August 10, 2016

Robert W. Franz, a supporter of cancer research at Providence and philanthropic leader here for more than 30 years, passed away Aug. 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Lung Cancer Research at Providence Cancer Center

July 27, 2016

The Providence Thoracic Oncology Program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer management. Our clinical trials program offers a broad array of innovative clinical research, including studies of new surgical techniques, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy agents, and tissue banking. 

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.

Major Providence supporter Earle M. Chiles passes away

June 24, 2016

We mourn the passing of Earle M. Chiles, 83, a long-time champion and supporter of providing exceptional health care for Providence patients in Oregon.

Nearly One Million Dollars Raised for Immunotherapy Research at Providence

May 31, 2016

Excited by the promise and power of immunotherapy research, Providence Cancer Center supporters raised nearly $1 million in the month of May, with most of that coming at the 2016 Creating Hope through Innovation Dinner May 25.

Breast cancer research at Providence Cancer Center

May 27, 2016

Providence Cancer Center is currently enrolling patients in more than 20 studies investigating a broad spectrum of breast cancer therapies and interventions.

Providence Opens Clinical Trial on Device to Improve Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

May 24, 2016

Amber Watters, DDS, a dental oncologist with Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Program and Clinic, has opened a clinical study of a device that could lessen the effects of trismus, even in patients years or decades out from their diagnosis and treatment.

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