Lessons from Oregon about end-of-life care

At the end of life, people in Oregon are more likely to have their care wishes honored, less likely to be hospitalized and more likely to use home hospice services compared with people in...

A Native American health focus at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Knight Cancer physician Amanda Bruegl, M.D., is leading an effort to understand health issues among Native American tribes and communities in the Pacific Northwest, with a special focus on...

The cancer drug that “changed everything”

Understanding the earliest drivers of cancer formation can lead to less toxic and more effective treatments. It transformed the outlook for people diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. A...

Improving survival for patients with GIST

Average life expectancy had been no better than 18 months for people diagnosed with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GISTs. The outlook changed dramatically in 2001 with the arrival...

The rise of liver cancer deaths in Oregon

Seven of the 10 U.S. counties with the fastest growth in liver cancer deaths are in Oregon, according to an analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of...

A story of untreated mental illness and cancer

"My first thought, as I viewed the CT images, was a somewhat fantastic notion that the tumor on the monitor screen could not possibly be real," recalled Jennifer Lycette, M.D., an oncologist...

Knight Cancer signal achievements of 2016

The staff and faculty of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute accomplished much together during the past year. Here's a sampling of achievements that reflect the mission of delivering compassionate care...