Cancer Patient Navigator Program

Patient Education Resource Center

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society work together to provide patients with information, free wigs and services.  

Patient Education Resource Center

Visit our Patient Education Resource Center, a joint service of the Knight Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, on the 10th floor of the Center for Health & Healing Building 2.

Volunteers and our patient navigator can provide information and connect you with American Cancer Society programs, including:

Patient lodgingThe cancer society and local hotels work together to provide free or low-cost rooms to cancer patients traveling to Portland.

Road to Recovery: The cancer society works with Ride Connection to provide volunteer drivers to take cancer patients to and from medical appointments. 

Look Good Feel Better: This program helps women in cancer treatment with beauty techniques for hair, skin and nails. The goal is to help women regain a sense of normalcy.

Reach to Recovery: This program pairs women who've just been diagnosed with breast cancer with a trained breast cancer survivor. The survivor can offer support by telephone throughout treatment.

Free hats, wigs and headscarves: The Patient Education Resource Center provides free head coverings. Volunteers can help women with wig fittings. Call Tina Johnson at 503-346-4279 for an appointment.


  • Patient Education Resource Center: The American Cancer Society can be reached at 800-227-2345.
  • Team OHSU: To volunteer for community events, call the OHSU Office of Community Relations at 503-494-5293.

Contact us

Patient navigator Susan Hedlund:


Parking is free for patients and their visitors.

Center for Health & Healing Building 2, 10th floor
3485 S.W. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
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