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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providence Cancer Center is currently enrolling patients in more than 20 studies investigating a broad spectrum of breast cancer therapies and interventions.
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.
More than 30 phase I clinical trials are currently open at Providence Cancer Center.