What magnitude of benefit is meaningful to cancer patients?

Oncologists often use the phrase "clinically meaningful benefit" to describe the effect of an experimental treatment. But is the benefit meaningful for patients? A new paper suggests that benefit...

Cancer translated’s top blog posts of 2017

From basic science to survivorship and patient advocacy, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s 'Cancer translated' blog explores new ideas and debates in cancer medicine. We sorted a year’s worth...

Anupriya Agarwal, Ph.D., works in her lab (OHSU photo by Kristyna Wentz-Graff)

Knight Cancer signal achievements of 2017

Serving Oregonians. Delivering discoveries. Developing talented clinicians and scientists. Leading the way. Here's a look at the accomplishments of the people at the Knight Cancer Institute. They...

Solving the problem of drug-resistant cancer

To discover ways to prevent or delay resistance to cancer therapies, a new NCI-funded center at OHSU is exploring how acute myeloid leukemia cells evolve and adapt. The first successful targeted...

Check out the Knight Cancer pilot project award winners

Preventing skin cancer with a DNA-repair enzyme. Understanding how microRNAs modify cancer immunity. Using zebrafish embryos to rapidly assess toxicity of anticancer drug combinations. These are...

How strength training may improve cancer survival

Cancer survivors who engage in strength training or other vigorous physical activity tend to live longer and have a lower risk of recurrence than those who don’t work out. A new study helps explain...

How to retarget cancers that have evaded targeted therapy

Targeted therapy drugs transformed the outlook for people with the rare cancers known as gastrointestinal stromal tumors, enabling some to survive a decade or longer. A fraction of GIST patients,...

Clearing the quandary of cancer early detection

For many cancers, five-year survival rates approach 99 percent if the disease is detected early, when tumors are small and not yet spreading. But efforts to detect cancers early have led to a...