As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to lead a statewide effort to create standards for cancer screening, therapy and prevention. Together with regional clinical collaborations, we are developing initiatives to help set and implement statewide standards for care of cancer patients. We are also working on measures to improve public health and advocate for more health-conscious public and corporate policies.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute understands that the needs of each community vary, therefore collaborative agreements between OHSU and our clinical partners differ. Currently, we have affiliations with Salem Cancer Institute (Salem, Ore.) and Legacy Health, (Portland Metro), a joint venture with Tuality Healthcare (Hillsboro, Ore.) and collaborations withBay Area Hospital (Coos Bay, Ore.) and Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, Ore.).
- To improve the quality of care for oncology patients, expand cancer prevention efforts and expand access to multidisciplinary care for people throughout the region.
- To improve patient access to cancer care treatment, survivorship programs and resources and clinical research.
- To advance cancer treatment through clinical trial development, data exchange and aggregation, enhanced professional interaction, outcomes research, basic science investigation, coordination of patient care, provider education and training and use of new technologies.
- To collaboratively design and implement improvements in communication to facilitate physician interactions and referrals between OHSU and facilities across the region for the benefit of patients.
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