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Conquer Cancer Foundation honors Providence for excellence in clinical trials research

June 25, 2014

Providence Cancer Center is being honored nationally for its commitment to high-quality clinical trials programs. 

Guest housing reaches halfway mark

August 21, 2013

Providence Portland Medical Center reaches its halfway mark in fundraising efforts to build a new 30-room guest housing facility for visiting families.

Two Astoria teens organize fundraiser run for Providence Cancer Center research

July 16, 2013

Peyton Fischer and Amber Longsdorf, two teens who each have had family and friends who have been affected by cancer, organized "A Step Ahead" 5k charity run and raised $1,207.61 for cancer research.

An outpouring of giving: More than $400,000 boosts cancer research at Providence

May 17, 2013

Cancer survivors and researchers shared the stage at Providence Cancer Center’s 15th annual “Positive Perspectives: Creating Hope for Cancer Patients Luncheon” May 15 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Providence cancer research gets boost from Fred Meyer shoppers and employees

April 02, 2013

The donation is a result of the store chain's third quarter employee giving campaign and all the coins collected in the checkout lines at Portland area locations.

NIH grant furthers promising metastatic melanoma clinical trials for Providence Cancer Center patients

March 15, 2013

Patients with advanced melanoma are getting a boost from work being done at Providence, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Stage IV cancer patients get a new outlook on life

February 18, 2013

Two cancer support group facilitators are nominated "Everyday Hereos" for terminally ill cancer patients.

Grants provide new support for oral, head and neck cancer research at Providence

February 12, 2013

Providence Cancer Center has ramped up its fight against oral, head and neck cancer with two new research grants totaling more than half a million dollars.

A month of giving adds up as Safeway battles cancer with Providence

January 14, 2013

Funds from Safeway's "round up" at the checkout counters will be divided among four areas of breast cancer research at Providence.

Providence Festival of Trees magic brings hope of cancer research miracles

December 29, 2012

For three decades, Providence Festival of Trees has been the premier holiday event in Portland. This year, the 30th anniversary was a true celebration of the season.

Providence cancer research laboratory receives major grants

December 06, 2012

Research scientist Keith Bahjat, Ph.D., recently received two grants supporting work on immunotherapy.

New Chief Operating Officer Begins at Providence Portland Medical Center

November 16, 2012

Krista Farnham has joined Providence Portland Medical Center as chief operating officer.

2012 Providence Festival of Trees Celebrates 30 Years of Magic and Miracles

November 16, 2012

Providence Festival of Trees rings in the season like no other event in Portland. The festival celebrates 30 years of holiday magic this year, and will continue its long tradition of “Making Miracles.”

U.S. Grant expands Providence Telestroke Network to eastern Washington

October 22, 2012

Providence Health & Services has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand telestroke services in the Pacific Northwest.

Guest housing celebration

October 10, 2012

Donors and friends of Providence gathered on Sept. 20 to celebrate progress on the Providence Portland Guest Housing project.

Guest housing projects partners with Windermere Real Estate Foundation

June 07, 2012

Providence Portland Medical Foundation receives support Windermere Real Estate Foundation for the guest housing project.

Research offers great hope for advanced melanoma patients

June 06, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researchers study a unique approach, combining radiation and immunotherapy treatments.

International partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

May 29, 2012

Providence Cancer Center joins global collaboration, taking cancer treatment research to a new level.

Pennies, nickels and dimes add up to $500,000 as Safeway customers and employees help Providence battle breast cancer

May 08, 2012

Safeway customers and employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington raised $500,000 for breast cancer awareness, treatment and research at Providence.

Providence Estate Planning Seminars

May 02, 2012

The Providence Office of Gift Planning is providing a free 90-minute seminar, at several locations, about the basics of wills and estate planning. At each session, a local estate planning attorney will cover topics such as the advantages and disadvantages of wills and living trusts; probate versus non-probate property; estate taxes; advance directives; and powers of attorney.

Komen Catalyst Grant Awarded To Providence Cancer Center for Cell Study

April 26, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researcher Michael Gough, Ph.D., has received a Career Catalyst Research Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to study the possibility of ending metastatic cancer.

Cancer research news

April 26, 2012

Read the latest highlights on our researchers.

Providence celebrates growth and expansion of My Little Waiting Room

April 02, 2012

Gets ready to celebrate its second birthday and 10,000th visitor.

Providence cancer research gets a boost with MedImmune agreement

December 02, 2011

The biotech company will fund further OX40 research developed by Providence scientists.

Providence Festival of Trees bring holiday cheer to Portland

November 23, 2011

Gala and public show attendees support the health care needs of the vulnerable in our community.

Providence to be only site in Oregon for revolutionary heart valve procedure

November 19, 2011

Patients with advanced heart disease and limited treatment options will soon have access to the most progressive cardiac care procedure in the world at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.

Providence’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives National Honor

October 31, 2011

Studies show one of the best ways to keep from having a second heart attack is to hit the treadmill after the first. A strong cardiac rehabilitation program can make a lifesaving difference.

National “Most Connected” Honors for Providence Portland Medical Center

July 21, 2011

U.S. News and World Report has named Providence Portland Medical Center one of the most connected hospitals in the nation.

Music-thanatology celebrates 10th year

July 05, 2011

Using Celtic harps, specially trained music-thanatologists play for end-of-life patients, alleviating pain and emotional distress.

Providence researcher awarded funds to create cancer-fighting protein

June 28, 2011

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Grant awarded to Providence Cancer Center researcher Andrew Weinberg, Ph.D.

Safeway Inc. awarded the 2011 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation

May 06, 2011

The award honors companies that demonstrate outstanding commitment to important causes through financial support and encouragement and that motivate others to take on leadership roles in their communities.

Fountain Caf now open

March 25, 2011

Fountain Caf offers nourishment and a relaxing environment.

Safeway Foundation once again gives generously for breast cancer

May 01, 2010

Providence Cancer Center andProvidence Medical Foundations are delighted to announce another $1 million grant from Safeway Foundation.