Meet Dr. Brian Druker

Meet Dr. Brian Druker

"There is no question that we can defeat cancer. What it requires is knowledge. When we understand what is broken, we can fix it." - Brian Druker, M.D., Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute started the revolution in cancer treatments. Dr. Druker’s groundbreaking advances in precision medicine led to the Knight Cancer Challenge: Phil and Penny Knight, pledged $500 million if OHSU can raise an additional $500 million. The pledge followed a $100 million gift from the Knights in 2008.

The institute is dedicated to building on its scientific strengths to better understand how cancer starts and grows. It will expand upon those discoveries to develop next generation early detection tools and technologies.

The following videos feature some of the pioneering work under way at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

Acting now to change the future


At the Oregon Business Summit, Brian Druker, M.D., shares his strategy for seeking faster, smarter ways to detect and treat cancer.

Decoding the root causes of cancer


Watch Knight Cancer leaders share their vision for a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deploy next-generation computing technologies to advance the field of precision medicine