Early detection is the gateway to a cancer-free world. Join our bold $1 billion campaign to end cancer as we know it.
Here in Oregon, we’ve always blazed our own trails. At Oregon Health & Science University, we’re mapping the most direct route to ending lethal cancers. Early detection is the key.
The Knight Cancer Challenge. OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute has launched an unprecedented $1 billion campaign to end cancer as we know it. Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, have pledged to donate $500 million to support this ambitious line of research – if we can raise an additional $500 million in gifts and pledges in two years.
We’ve changed the game before. We can do it again. OHSU’s own Dr. Brian Druker proved that a drug called Gleevec could shut down cancer cells without harming healthy ones. Dr. Druker’s new goal is to find smarter, faster ways to detect and treat cancer before it becomes deadly.
Oregonians share our sense of urgency. The Oregon Legislature has approved $200 million in bond funding to build new cancer research facilities and clinical trials space to advance discoveries at OHSU. These funds bring us closer meeting the challenge, and enable us to make real progress, right away, as soon as we meet our fundraising goal. Thank you, Oregon.
How can you help? We need the support of everyone who cares about stopping cancer - individuals, families, community groups, corporations, government agencies and private foundations.
With your support, we can take the next big step toward stopping cancer in our lifetime.