Three questions for radiation oncologist Ravi Chandra

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of radiation medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine who has a special interest in serving as a bridge between scientists in the lab and the...

Early detection: a powerful way to improve cancer survival

Advancing the early detection of lethal cancers is fundamental to treating patients more effectively. But the path forward is not easy to see. It will require multi-disciplinary collaborations,...

Lighting up nerves to prevent damage during surgery

Sparing nerves from injury remains a huge problem for surgeons. Researchers in Oregon have developed a possible solution: nerve-specific fluorescent dyes that allow operators to view nerves deeper...

How scientists are mapping the cancer ecosystem to find cures

Cancer is more than just tumor cells driven by gene mutations. Cancer is like an ecosystem filled with evolving populations of tumor cells that interact with and enlist support from neighboring...

Advancing immunotherapy for life-threatening prostate cancer

Restoring tumor-specific immunity is a treatment strategy that has worked well, but only against some cancers. Research led by OHSU oncologist Julie Graff, M.D., revived hope that the approach may...

Cancer genome study reveals big window for early detection

Tell-tale DNA errors arise years before tumors become dangerous. For cancers that can’t currently be detected early, a new discovery suggests there may be a large window of time in which to look...