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.
Kathy Wilkes' Story
Providence Cancer Institute is a leading cancer services provider in Oregon, bringing patients personalized care plans and targeted therapies.
Cancer research at Providence Portland Medical Center
Cancer support services at Providence Newberg Medical Center
Cancer support services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
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.
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.
Cancer Research at Providence Portland Medical CenterProvidence Foundations of OregonDonations 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 CenterProvidence Foundations of OregonThe 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 CenterProvidence Foundations of OregonDonations 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.
News & Stories
Patient receives life-saving treatment for aggressive type of uterine cancerThanks to early detection and advancements in research, fewer people are dying from many types of cancer. Uterine cancer is one of the exceptions. It continues to be deadly and especially for Black women who are twice as likely to die from uterine cancer as white women.
Adding immunotherapy improves outcomes for patients with locally advanced colorectal cancerKristina Young, M.D., Ph. D., Mark Whiteford, M.D., and their colleagues recently shared the exciting results of a clinical trial at Providence Cancer Institute for patients with locally advanced colorectal cancer. Specializing in radiation oncology, Dr. Young is assistant member at Earle A. Chiles Research Institute as well as a member of The Oregon Clinic.
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