News in 2019

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Family tradition warms hearts of tens of thousands Christmas Day

December 27, 2019

Dr. Gary Ott and his family make an annual musical Christmas Day visit to the cardiac units at Providence St. Vincent. The story – and the story behind the tradition – was featured on The Oregonian's front page Christmas day.

New studies aim to improve survival for patients with HER2+ breast cancer

November 27, 2019

Roughly 20 percent of breast cancers test positive for HER2, a protein known to promote cancer growth. HER2-positive (HER2+) tumors can spread more quickly and are less sensitive to hormone therapy than other types of breast cancer. Therapies that target the HER2 protein can be effective, particularly in early-stage disease, yet effective treatments for advanced and metastatic HER2+ breast cancer are needed.

Elsie Franz Finley: Agent of Change, Friend of Providence

November 01, 2019

The best measure of the generosity of Elsie Franz Finley is not a dollar figure, but rather by the hope her lifetime of philanthropy has given to so many in the community and across the Northwest.

In recognition of her decades of support, totaling more than $62 million, Providence Portland Medical Center has named the radiation oncology department in her honor: The Elsie Franz Finley Radiation Oncology Center. 

New probody immuno-oncology study for solid tumors

October 30, 2019

Probody therapeutics are an emerging class of immuno-oncology therapies aimed at reducing the immune-related side effects associated with immune...

New studies offer novel therapies for patients with GI cancers

October 02, 2019

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center, offers several studies of...

Providence Medford Medical Center Honored for Heart and Stroke Care

September 24, 2019
Providence Medford Medical Center's steadfast commitment to excellent care has earned national recognition.

New Surgical Oncology Research Leader Announced

September 13, 2019

Providence Cancer Institute has announced Bryan Bell, D.D.S., M.D., is the new physician executive for surgical oncology research.

Becky McCarver on Kids Going Back to School

September 12, 2019

Providence registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Becky McCarver contributed to a story in Kids' Health, a special Oregonian insert, about kids going back to school.

CAR T-cell study offers promising outpatient therapy for B-cell lymphoma

August 27, 2019

Patients who have relapsed or failed first-line treatment for aggressive forms of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma may qualify to receive a promising CAR T-cell therapy in a new clinical trial at Providence Cancer Institute. Whereas CAR T therapy had been limited to inpatient treatment at university medical centers, patients may now be able to receive CAR T-cell therapy in the outpatient setting.

Cancer survivor trains to crush cancer at 2019 Hood to Coast relay

August 22, 2019

When an oncology nurse completed treatment for her own cancer, she was determined to help others finish cancer. In this KPTV Health Watch news story, see how by joining the Cancer Crushers team of cancer survivors for the Hood to Coast Relay, she's helping other people win their race against cancer.

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