Lynn smiles while sitting in her hospital bed. She's holding holders and wearing a unicorn headband.

Rare Tumor, Remarkable Person

Here she is, the unicorn. Only Lynn Zimmer didn’t quite know it yet. In the early months of 2019, Lynn was having a nagging pain that just wouldn’t go away. She chalked it up to issues with...

Susan takes a selfie outside near a garden

Weathering the Storm

When it rains, it pours. The old adage isn’t limited to the weather patterns of the soggy Pacific Northwest in the middle of winter; it can also be a descriptor for a series of events, one right...

The OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building creates capacity for nearly 700 scientists and staff members to focus on the advancement of early detection research, precision oncology clinical trials and transformational immunotherapy programs. (OHSU Foundation)

Kathy Sees Opportunity, Finds Resources in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have offered Kathy Chytka opportunities and provided additional resources to manage the cancer in both her lungs and abdomen. “For me, this is a chance,” says Kathy. “I...

Elissa Baldwin poses for a photo in Barcelona while holding up a sign that reads, "Acute Myeloid Leukemia - 5 Years Cancer Free - I'm Cured!"

Elissa Looks to Pay it Forward After AML Journey

Elissa Baldwin just heard the words, ‘you’re cured.’ It was the phrase she was yearning to hear for the past five years; a phrase she wasn’t even considering prior to the fall of...

Selfie of Brea Green

Brea’s Rebirth-day Signifies Hope and Resiliency

Dealing with the peaks and valleys that come with a cancer diagnosis is difficult to navigate physically, mentally, and emotionally. All of this takes a lot of resilience. Brea Green is...

Knight Cancer Challenge: a progress report

In June 2015, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute announced to the world that it had achieved a $500 million fundraising challenge set by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, raising...

Three Common Misconceptions about Melanoma

Former President Jimmy Carter shared recently that he is being treated for four spots of melanoma on his brain, sparking a national conversation and revealing some misconceptions that persist...