News in 2017

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Welcome Seth Oliveria, M.D. – Providence Brain and Spine Institute Grows Movement Disorder Program To Include DBS Therapy

December 29, 2017

Providence Functional Neurosurgery Center, directed by Neurosurgeon, Dr. Seth Oliveria, is a collaborative team of experts comprised of movement disorder neurologists and epileptologists. 

Immunotherapy study opens for patients with triple negative breast cancer

December 15, 2017
The study will compare the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy, versus chemotherapy alone, to determine whether the combination improves outcomes for patients with triple negative breast cancer.

Providence Hospitals Earn Gold Certification For Excellence In Hip And Knee Replacement Surgeries

November 29, 2017

Following rigorous on-site reviews by The Joint Commission, Providence Medford Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement re-certification.

One hospital's prescription for fighting hunger

November 28, 2017

Jill Christensen, M.D., physician champion for the Community Teaching Kitchen, was interviewed by the American Hospital Association for their ongoing series, “Advancing Health in America.”

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute Shines at SITC 2017 Annual Meeting

November 22, 2017

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., Member, director and endowed chair, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Institute The Earle A....

Benefits of Robotic Surgery at Providence Medford Medical Center

November 20, 2017

Providence Medford's Dr. Juan Vasquez answers questions about the advantages of robotic surgery for minimally invasive procedures.

High-Tech Robot Adds Precision to Surgery

November 20, 2017

Dr. Mark Mason gives a reporter hands-on experience with the surgery robot at Providence Medford.

Providence Celebrates 35 Years of Twinkling Lights and Holiday Magic - All with Kids at Heart

November 15, 2017

WHAT: Experience the magic of the holidays through the eyes of a child at the 35th annual Providence Festival of Trees in Portland. Children...

Renal cancer studies at Providence Cancer Institute

October 30, 2017

T-cell checkpoint antibodies have revolutionized immunotherapy for cancer, including renal cancer. At Providence Cancer Institute, several clinical trials of these novel approaches are now open to patients with renal cancer, including two studies comparing the effectiveness of different combinations of targeted therapies and immunotherapies.

Providence Honors Early Advocate of Immunotherapy for Lifetime of Generosity and Service

October 03, 2017

In his lifetime and through his estate, the late Robert W. Franz gave close to $40 million to Providence Portland Medical Foundation. Providence Cancer Institute has been renamed in his honor.

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