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CAR T-cell trial offers promising second-line therapy for B-cell lymphoma

October 17, 2018

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.

The 11th floor of our Robert W. Franz Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center is now open and blessed!

October 02, 2018

The 11th floor of our Robert W. Franz Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center is now open and blessed! This new space allows us to expand and consolidate our outpatient cancer services in the new Providence Cancer Institute Franz Clinic.

PARP-inhibitor study opens for BRCA+, HER2- breast cancer

October 01, 2018

PARP inhibitors are emerging as “one of the promising breakthroughs in experimental oncology,” and have the potential to offer significant benefits for women with BRCA-mutant breast cancers.

Providence Cancer Institute Franz Clinic offers expanded outpatient services

September 14, 2018

From groundbreaking research to innovative treatments to compassionate care, everything we do at Providence Cancer Institute is for you, our patients. That's why we have expanded and consolidated outpatient cancer services on the 11th floor of our Robert W. Franz Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Providence remembers Elsie Franz Finley

August 20, 2018

PROVIDENCE CANCER INSTITUTE – It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Elsie Franz Finley who died Aug. 14, 2018. She was 97 years old.

Clinical trials offer new options for advanced bladder/urothelial cancers

August 17, 2018

Recent research has opened up new treatment options for advanced bladder cancer and other urothelial cancers, and clinical trials are contributing to the growing knowledge of how checkpoint inhibitors and other immunotherapies can be most beneficial to patients with this difficult-to-treat disease. At Providence Cancer Institute, four new studies of different immunotherapy approaches are now open to patients.

Cutting Edge Prostate Cancer Treatment Improves Cure Rate

August 01, 2018

More than 161,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and nearly 27,000 will die of the disease. While prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among American men, it also is very manageable, and often curable. Providence Cancer Institute experts now have state-of-the-art technology that brings the promise of cure to more men with prostate cancer.

Phase 1 trials advance promising new immunotherapies for cancer

July 26, 2018

Phase 1 studies are the springboard for advancing new cancer treatments. The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute in the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center, is often able to offer patients first-in-human clinical trials of immunotherapies and other novel cancer therapies through our own investigator-sponsored trials, and through collaborations with partners across the country.

Providence and Agonox Researchers Publish Groundbreaking Tumor Killing T-cell Research

July 13, 2018

Researchers at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, or EACRI, and Agonox, Inc. have published groundbreaking work concerning tumor-killing T cells which could greatly improve the immune response in cancer patients – leading to successful treatment of tumors.


Adoptive T-cell therapy – the “Advance of the Year” – offered at Providence in clinical trials for lymphoma, melanoma, lung, head and neck cancers

June 28, 2018

Providence Cancer Institute is one of the few specialized centers in the world offering clinical trials of adoptive T-cell immunotherapy

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