Highlights from the Fifth Early Detection of Cancer Conference

Advancing the early detection of lethal cancers is fundamental to treating patients more effectively. One of the most important factors in cancer survival is diagnosis at an early stage. Screening...

Engineering models of early cancer: Q&A with Carolyn Schutt Ibsen

Carolyn Schutt Ibsen, Ph.D., develops biomaterials that can be controlled remotely and noninvasively using ultrasound. She and her team at OHSU are using these “energy-responsive” materials to...

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...

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,...

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...

First in philanthropy: Phil and Penny Knight

Phil Knight and Brian Druker, M.D., on "Good Morning America" in 2015. Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny ranked no. 1 in The Chronicle of Philanthropy list of Americans who donated...