Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center

The Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) is a collaboration between Oregon Health & Science University, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
The Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center was created in 1997 with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality . We were  reauthorized as an EPC in 2002 and again in 2007.

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research (KPN-CHR) have many common research goals.  Many of the investigators at KPN-CHR are also members of the Cancer Control Research Program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. 

Through the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, investigators from both research groups are collaborating or planning collaborations on colorectal cancer screening, obesity and cancer, breast cancer risk reduction and integrating cancer screening more appropriately into the care of patients with multiple diseases. 

HMO Cancer Research Network

Representatives from OHSU sit on the Academic Liaison Committee of the HMO Cancer Research Network (CRN), a consortium of 14 health maintenance organizations nationwide. The overall goal of the CRN, and the National Cancer Institute initiative under which it was funded, is to use these organizations to conduct research on cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, long-term care, screening  and cancer communication, as well as to share and make use of research results.

Organizations within the CRN are investigating topics from behavioral risk factors such as smoking to cancer care at the end of life.