Knight Cancer Institute signal achievements of 2020

In a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's people adapted and accomplished many great things. From basic research, to patient care, to impact in the...

Perturbed tumors reveal their secrets

A trove of freely accessible cancer data helps researchers find new combination treatments. Targeted cancer therapies work by blocking a specific cancer-driving signal, thus limiting harm to healthy...

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,...