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Outreach Programs Overview

Our goal is to reduce our region’s cancer mortality to the lowest in the nation.

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Working together, we can do something revolutionary

The vision of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is to reduce the cancer mortality rate in our region to the lowest in the nation. Our Community Outreach efforts bring the best health information, education, and treatments into our communities. Because county and state boundaries do not define where people find care, our community includes all of Oregon and eight counties in southern Washington.


At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, our outreach program provides leadership for the  cancer community. Together, we can reduce the burden of cancer. When we collaborate with other healthcare providers, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations and concerned citizens, we can overcome the barriers to good cancer outcomes.

“The national President’s Cancer Panel estimates that cancer deaths could be decreased by one-third if we simply implement what is already known about cancer prevention and treatment.  Imagine – one-third fewer deaths just by using the knowledge and discoveries that already exist. We simply must do a better job of harnessing this knowledge and putting it into practice across our region, while continuing to ask – and answer – new questions about our region’s cancer risk.”

-Brian Druker, M.D., Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute