Providence Cancer Institute

Providence is an internationally recognized leader in cancer immunotherapy research and treatment. Generous donations fund 70% of our research efforts. With your gift, you can help finish cancer.

Finish Cancer Through Philanthropy

 

What if the body’s own immune system could identify and destroy cancer cells? When Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., joined Providence Portland Medical Center as director of the cancer program 25 years ago, only a few people were asking that simple "what if" question.

That didn’t stop him or his team of pioneers. Today, cancer immunotherapy is a key focus of research institutions worldwide, and Providence has been part of these breakthroughs from the start. The cancer research team at Providence has proven the immune system can fight cancer – with the right therapies, we can thwart cancer’s efforts to hide and unlock the power of T cells to attack cancer. Immunotherapy works, and we are saving more lives today than ever before.

Breakthroughs happen when brilliant minds have the resources to test new ideas. Donors provide 70% of all our research funds. Donors are the catalyst. Without you, we can’t push the limits of research. With your help, we can finish cancer for good.

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Our Impact

Providence Cancer Institute treats more people with cancer than any other organization in Oregon, bringing patients personalized care plans and targeted therapies.

Cancer research at Providence Portland Medical Center

Philanthropy funds 70% of cancer research at Providence. Your gift helps us pursue patient-based research to develop new, innovative treatments for cancer by harnessing the power of the immune system. 

Cancer support services at Providence Newberg Medical Center

Gifts to this fund will help make more cancer services available in Newberg so fewer patients have to travel for care. Getting care close to home is critical for our patients during treatment and recovery.

Cancer support services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Gifts provide free counseling, outreach programs and support services for patients with cancer that extend beyond medical treatment and all for truly complete, compassionate care.  

Jack Loacker Center for Cardio-Oncology

We’re saving the lives of more people with cancer than ever before, but several cancer treatments increase the risk for heart disease. You can help us connect cancer and heart care to improve patient outcomes.

Genome Sequencing

Our sequencing program identifies genomic mutations of a patient's cancer tumor to guide development of customized treatment plans unique to that patient. It also will aid researchers in developing the next generation of targeted therapies.

Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Generous donations are expanding world-class cancer care to residents in Clackamas County. The new cancer center at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center will mean better access to treatment options and clinical trials, making it easier for patients to receive needed care. 

Giving Opportunities


  • Cancer Research at Providence Portland Medical Center

    Providence Foundations of Oregon
    Donations to Providence Cancer Institute Portland support groundbreaking research, including leading-edge clinical trials to develop new, innovative treatments for cancer by harnessing the power of the body's immune system.
  • Cardio Oncology at Providence Portland Medical Center

    Providence Foundations of Oregon
    The Jack Loacker Center for Cardio-Oncology is a collaborative program of Providence Cancer Institute and Providence Heart Institute and seeks to help patients undergo lifesaving cancer care while keeping their hearts safe.
  • Cancer Research at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

    Providence Foundations of Oregon
    Donations power research. 70% of the cancer research conducted at Providence Cancer Institute is made possible through philanthropy and 100% of philanthropic gifts to cancer research support cancer research. 
  • Cancer Support Services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

    Providence Foundations of Oregon
    Coordinated care and support gives our patients at Providence St. Vincent the extra dimension of care to fight cancer and promote health on every level.
  • Cancer Support Services at Providence Newberg Medical Center

    Providence Foundations of Oregon
    This fund provides Providence Newberg cancer patients with more cancer services in Yamhill County.