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.

Rebels for a cause

November 13, 2014

To influence through education and inspire through example to promote a tobacco free world. Rebels for a Cause is made up of roughly 65 high school...

Screening for lung cancer

November 07, 2013

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. But that could change because now, like mammograms and colonoscopies, regular lung cancer screenings for people with risk factors may be an option. 

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.

Unregulated electronic cigarettes raise concerns for experts

March 25, 2013

People who use electronic cigarettes may believe they’re making a healthier smoking choice. But since e-cigarettes are unregulated at this time, it’s not fully known what’s in the vapor these non-tobacco cigarettes emit.

Chest Watch - bringing science education to life

March 04, 2013

Providence School Outreach hosted more than 125 high school students for a live “Chest Watch” surgery as Dr. John Handy performed an initial lung thoracoscopy and then lobectomy on a life-long smoker.

Lung cancer and baby boomers - what's the connection?

December 05, 2012

Even if boomers are able to kick the smoking habit – or even if they never smoked at all – they still may be at risk of lung cancer.

Tips for quitting smoking

November 13, 2012

In honor of The Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15, Dr. Jain explains why quitting is so hard and offers ways to help kick the habit.

Lung cancer pilot study begins

August 20, 2012

Providence begins work on national lung cancer collaborative

Immune therapy may yield long-lasting treatment for many cancers

June 04, 2012

"There is still a long road ahead, but now it's lined with some successes," says Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D.

Lung Cancer interview with Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D.

November 22, 2011

Dr. Sanborn discusses the prevalence, treatment and outcomes for lung cancer.

Providence Thoracic Surgery Program medical director receives award

February 22, 2011

Medical director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program, John R. Handy, M.D., HonD, was the recipient of the Oregon Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award for 2011. Dr. Handy has been a resource and inspiration to many, as a dedicated Thoracic Surgeon in Oregon. Dr. Handy has been a leader in developing processes and protocols for patients who require Thoracic Surgery. He has been a leader in publishing his surgical outcome. He leads a Thoracic Oncology Conference and is available to physicians outside the metro area.