For veterans with prostate cancer, a new center of excellence in Oregon

VA Portland Health Care System and OHSU are launching a precision oncology center of excellence supported by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. On Veteran's Day, the foundation announced $5 million in...

Beat AML study paves way for precision treatment

Using genetic information to match patients to targeted therapies may improve survival in people with a fast-moving leukemia. Because acute myeloid leukemia is such a fast-moving and deadly cancer,...

Interrogating cancer, one cell at a time: Q&A with Hisham Mohammed

Hisham Mohammed, Ph.D., helped create a way to peer into individual cells and take multiple measures of gene activity and gene regulation at the same time. He’s leading the first research to apply...

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...

Stopping the secretive cells that revive deadly tumors

Cancers are notorious for their ability to rebound uncontrollably after a first round of successful treatment. In a new study, researchers at OHSU have uncovered how a fraction of a tumor’s cells...

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...