News

Catching lung cancer early

January 07, 2014

Lung cancer is a challenge to diagnose because when patients present with symptoms it is often advanced and difficult to treat. Through lung cancer screenings, doctors are able to detect issues sooner increasing the success of treatment. Jonathan Daniel, M.D., thoracic surgeon at Providence, explains the importance of getting screened and who meets the risk criteria. 

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 screening comes of age

January 16, 2013

Advanced imaging now leads to earlier detection and better outcomes. Which of your patients will benefit most from annual screening?

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.

Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma

November 12, 2012

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – and a good time to ask yourself a serious question: Could your house be giving you lung cancer? 

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.

Thoracic surgery program joins care study

November 07, 2011

Providence will participate in a national phase II study testing whether standardized, evidence-based care for lung cancer surgery will improve patient outcomes.

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.