OHSU Knight Cancer Institute News
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OHSU's Knight Cancer Challenge bites off a $1M pledge
Willamette Dental Group announced in June 2014 that it will contribute $1 million to the Knight Cancer Challenge. The group dental practice will match all contributions to the challenge in the next year, and then President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eugene Skourtes will match the combined total.
“Be the Match” search for a bone marrow transplant
Cynthia Speckman, who was treated at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML ) appeared on KATU’s AM Northwest to talk about her diagnosis and search for a bone marrow transplant. She was joined by Be the Match spokesperson Kim Allen, who spoke about the organization and its efforts to help patients get marrow or cord blood transplants.
Local employees join Knight Cancer Challenge
Oregon companies have provided a huge boost to the $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge since its announcement in September 2013. The Standard launched a year-long employee campaign in June 2014 to lend its support, vowing to raise more than $250,000 for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
OHSU's Druker spells out plans for early cancer detection team
Brian Druker, M.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, told employees of The Standard that revolutionizing early cancer detection will be an integral part of Knight Cancer’s mission going forward. Druker was invited to speak to employees of The Standard as the company launched a campaign to raise funds for the $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge.
FDA: Tanning lamps now considered 'high-risk'
In an effort to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to tanning devices, the FDA announced that tanning beds and sun lamps must carry new warnings. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute increased its advocacy for such restrictions in 2013 when it, among other things, campaigned in support of Oregon passing a law restricting minors’ access to tanning beds.
OHSU doctor wages war on melanoma in Oregon
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., who leads melanoma research at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, recently launched a registry to create a network for advancing the treatment, prevention and detection of the disease.
OHSU reports $86 million in private donations for cancer research
Donors have given Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute about $86 million within six months toward a $500 million goal. When combined with $200 million in bonding approved by state lawmakers, the institute is well past the halfway mark in meeting a $500 million challenge from Nike co-founder Phil Knight. More than 3,700 donations and pledges came from 47 states; Washington, D.C.; and Canada.
Who are the biggest givers? And where do they get the money?
Big philanthropy returned in 2013, keyed in part by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penelope Knight. The Knights kick started the Knight Cancer Challenge with a $500 million pledge, provided OHSU can raise matching funds within two years.
Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
A recently released study suggests that a new hormone therapy may increase survival for men with advanced prostate cancer. HealthDay speaks with the Knight Cancer Institute’s deputy director, Tomasz Beer, M.D. about the implications for patients.
Video - How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer
Watch a video of Dr. Brian Druker at Willamette Week, discussing the opportunity to cure cancer with a $1.2 billion investment from private philanthropy as part of the Knight Cancer Challenge and state infrastructure support.
How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer
OHSU President Joe Robertson and Dr. Brian Druker sit in Willamette Week’s “Hot Seat” and answer questions about the Knight Cancer Challenge and Oregon’s opportunity to end cancer as we know it.
Oregon could sell $200 million in bonds for Phil and Penny Knight's $1 billion challenge for OHSU cancer research
Building on a record of success in partnerships, the Oregonian reports on $200 million in capital construction bonding OHSU is requesting for critical infrastructure to support cancer research and patient care/clinical trials.
The Knight Cancer Challenge is unprecedented for any fundraising campaign. It has the potential to transform philanthropy in Oregon and around the world.
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Billion Dollar Knight Cancer Challenge
Dr. Brian Druker, talks about a billion research dollars.
Learn more about OHSU Knight Cancer Institute from these sources:
Smithsonian on Brian Druker, M.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
New York Times on Brian Druker’s stance on cancer drug prices
New England Journal of Medicine documentary on Brian Druker’s impact on cancer research and treatment
Wall Street Journal review of book that chronicles the history of Brian Druker’s cancer research breakthrough
Wall Street Journal on Beat AML collaboration
Wall Street Journal on program for young adults with cancer
Portland Monthly on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s cancer research vision
Intel Corporation’s president’s speech including segment on OHSU-Intel collaboration in cancer research
The Oregonian on prostate cancer Dream Team
The Oregonian on breast cancer researcher Lisa Coussens
New York Times and Joe Gray
The Oregonian on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s strategic vision
The Oregonian on the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind on PBS, Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind on PBS, Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor