Cancer Program

Doernbecher cancer program

$1 billion raised to take down cancer

The $1 billion fundraising challenge by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, has been met. OHSU announced June 25 that it reached the fundraising goal that triggers the Knights' gift pledge, which sets a new philanthropic record. With $1 billion in new funding, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will begin fast-track recruitment of 250 to 300 scientists and physician investigators.

More than 10,000 donors contributed to the challenge.  Many of those gifts were made in support of pediatric cancer.

Thank you for helping us reach our goal by donating to Doernbecher's pediatric cancer program. We couldn't have done it without you!



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Watch our video to learn how we'll develop the next phase of cancer treatments, and what that means for cancer patients today.


About the Doernbecher cancer program

Doernbecher houses Oregon’s most comprehensive children’s cancer center, including an inpatient unit, outpatient clinic and infusion center. Advanced treatment programs in leukemia, neuro-oncology, stem cell transplantation, and developmental therapeutics ensure that children with cancer don’t have to leave Oregon to receive the most effective treatments.

With philanthropic investment, Doernbecher can serve more children, give hope to more families, and discover new ways to eradicate pediatric cancers.