Support Our Research

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The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute is a world-class research facility dedicated to discovering curative therapies for cancer patients. Located within Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon, our main area of investigation is cancer immunotherapy – a specialized field of study focused on harnessing the ability of the immune system to cure cancer. Thanks to advancements in genomic sequencing, we are bringing together the power of immunotherapy and personalized medicine to accelerate leading-edge research and groundbreaking discoveries for patients with cancer.


Our researchers have joined the fight against the novel coronavirus. From a vaccine to protect from COVID-19, to antibody testing and clinical trials, learn about our innovative approaches to prevent and treat COVID-19. Support our COVID-19 response

Your generous support makes our life-saving research possible

Please join us in our mission to finish cancer and stop COVID-19. For information about making your gift or other ways to support our work, please contact Shari Lynn Scales, Regional Director of Development.

Ways to Give

Make a Donation

Your gift supports our researchers and directly impacts the discovery and development of powerful medicines for all types of cancers, leading to more breakthroughs and saving more lives. Give Now

Sponsor our Creating Hope Dinner

Support the race to #FinishCancer; join us for the Providence Creating Hope Dinner May 19, 2021.

May 19, 2021 (tickets on sale in early 2021)

Providence Creating Hope Dinner is the signature fundraising event for Providence Cancer Institute, where guests meet our researchers and learn about our latest discoveries and research breakthroughs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Creating Hope Dinner is scheduled for May 19, 2021.

Sponsorship opportunities

Our sponsors make the Creating Hope Dinner possible. For more information on how to become a sponsor in 2021, please contact Katie Colhoff, Regional Director of Special Events and Communications.

Plan your Estate Gift

At Providence, we know our work may not be complete in our lifetime, but our commitment to advance research, health care and wellness remains unwavering. You can support this work by including Providence in your estate plans. Planned gifts, including gifts through your estate, charitable trust, life insurance and property are welcome.

Contact the Office of Gift Planning, 503-203-0777, for more information.

Take a Tour

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all tours are virtual thru June 2021.

Learn how our internationally recognized cancer researchers are conducting promising research aimed at harnessing the power within our bodies’ own immune systems as a tool to fight cancer. See our research labs and witness leading-edge technology at work. Hear about new and exciting developments with our clinical trials.

Learn more and reserve your spot for our next tour.