Breaking through the limits of cancer medicine

Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., the new director of precision oncology at Oregon Health & Science University, outlines a vision for the field. Photo: Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D. (OHSU/Kristyna...

Riveting survival stories from the early clinical trials of Gleevec

Medicine had never seen anything like it before, Brian Druker, M.D., recalled. "These are people who’d been told to get their affairs in order. And now their blood counts are normal," the...

Fighting a formidable leukemia with an expansive clinical trial

The best available treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is a drug combination established more than 30 years ago. And today less than a third of newly diagnosed AML patients survive beyond five...

Engineering precision in cancer early detection

Sadik Esener, Ph.D., is the engineer tapped to lead a major new cancer early detection program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Medical science has come up with only a few ways to detect...