American Cancer Society

Patient Navigator Program

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society (ACS) help patients navigate cancer care services.  Our patient navigator can assist you with many requests including cancer information, community-based resources, transportation, lodging and free wigs/head coverings. For patient navigation services please call 503 351-5921 or email .  

Patient Education Resource Center

The American Cancer Society partners with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide the Patient Education Resource Center, located on the 7th floor of the Center for Health and Healing and in Radiation Medicine on the 4th floor of the Kohler Pavilion. Volunteers at the Patient Education Center work with the Patient Navigator to provide patients, their families and caregivers with information and to connect them with American Cancer Society programs and services.


Patient Lodging Program works in partnership with local hotels to offer free or low cost rooms as available to cancer patients traveling to Portland from at least 50 miles away. 

Road to Recovery® is a program partnership between the American Cancer Society and Ride Connection in which volunteer drivers provide cancer patients with transportation to and from medical/treatment appointments.

Look Good... Feel Better® is a program designed to help women dealing with cancer treatment and the associated changes to their skin and hair.

Reach to Recovery® pairs trained volunteer breast cancer survivors to serve as role models and peer supporters to others living with breast cancer.

Help fight back, get involved and make a difference in the fight against cancer!

Learn the many ways to support your American Cancer Society by participating with Team OHSU in community events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Relay For Life®. For more information about OHSU involvement in community events, please call the Office of Community Relations at 503 494-4580.