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Nobel Prize Honors Immunotherapy Researchers; Work Included Clinical Trials Led by Providence Dr. Walter Urba

October 02, 2018

The announcement that the Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to two cancer immunotherapy researchers is a significant acknowledgement of the effect of immunotherapy and the work that has been done by the Providence team lead by Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., director of Earle A. Chiles Research Institute and Robert W. Franz Cancer Center for the last two decades.

Promising one-of-a-kind clinical trial adds immunotherapy to colorectal cancer treatment protocol

September 01, 2017

A first-of-its-kind clinical study may offer new hope to patients battling rectal cancer. The Phase 2 study, newly underway at Providence Cancer...

60 Minutes Australia features Patient 71, Julie Randall, and Providence Cancer Institute

July 10, 2017

With the release of her book Patient 71, Australia native Julie Randall has given cancer patients across the globe hope for life after cancer. Her remarkable story of overcoming stage IV metastatic melanoma was featured in a segment by 60 Minutes Australia chronicling her shocking diagnosis, promise to her family and determination to become “Patient 71” in an immunotherapy clinical trial at Providence Cancer Institute.

National Cancer Institute scientist joins Providence, honored nationally for unique and promising Immunotherapy research

May 04, 2017

It has been a busy and exciting start to 2017 for immunotherapy researcher Eric Tran, Ph.D., and it could make a great difference in the lives of people fighting cancer.

Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

January 27, 2017

Immunotherapy is a treatment approach that harnesses the immune system to recognize, attack and eliminate cancer. The opportunity to conduct...

Remembering Robert W. Franz

August 10, 2016

Robert W. Franz, a supporter of cancer research at Providence and philanthropic leader here for more than 30 years, passed away Aug. 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Providence cancer physician and scientist named as one of nation's 15 most promising young researchers

April 14, 2016

Just a year into her career as a Providence Cancer Center radiation oncologist and scientist, Kristina Young, M.D., Ph.D., has been recognized as...

Immunoregulartory Protein (Cancer)

January 12, 2016

Providence Cancer Center researchers might have identified how to determine if a patient with advanced melanoma will likely respond to a certain immunotherapy treatment.

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