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