Shining a light on cancer care disparities

Image: NCI. . For some marginalized populations in the U.S., barriers preventing access to radiation therapy and other lifesaving cancer care are as insurmountable as those in the poorest nations,...

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 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...

Making cancer clinical trials more relevant

When a new cancer drug improves survival in a clinical trial, it too often remains unclear whether the drug will be effective in clinical practice, asserts a provocative commentary (co-authored by an...