Internationally known OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher discusses the future of cancer care

03/19/13  Portland, Ore.

Upcoming Marquam Hill Lecture features Joe Gray, Ph.D.


Imagine being able to visualize every twist and turn of cancer as it progresses throughout the human body – and knowing just when and how to stop it. Using powerful, advanced imaging technologies that illustrate cells, tissues and structural details across time, Oregon Health & Science University scientists are assembling the “Google map” of cancer and other diseases.

At an upcoming Marquam Hill Lecture, Joe Gray, Ph.D., chair of the OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering, associate director for translational research in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, will speak about how he and colleagues are working to catapult health care far into the 21st century with four-dimensional research (three spatial dimensions and time). His presentation will focus on how assembling the right experts, technology, funding and strategy could revolutionize cancer research.

The lecture is the final installment of the season for Oregon Health & Science University's Marquam Hill Lecture Series. The lectures feature nationally recognized OHSU faculty experts who provide lay term presentations on the latest research findings and treatment options in their specialties.


Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m.


OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239


To arrange an interview with Joe Gray, contact Elisa Williams, 503 494-4530 or

The lecture is free, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Make a reservation. For more information, call 503 494-0768 or email

The Marquam Hill Lecture Series is a public service honoring the memory of Elizabeth N. Gray, founder of the Marquam Hill Steering Committee. It is presented by the Marquam Hill Steering Committee, the OHSU Foundation and the OHSU School of Medicine. Support is provided by Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with approximately 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.