OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Collaborations

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is life changing. It flips priorities and routines upside-down for weeks, months, and sometimes years.

The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative in Astoria, Ore., provides comprehensive, personalized cancer care to help people in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington receive the treatment they need, while maintaining their quality of life. The Collaborative offers radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion services.

What makes this program unique and inspiring is that it marries the OHSU Knight Cancer’s leadership and excellence in oncology care with the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of Columbia Memorial Hospital, a leader among Oregon’s rural hospitals.

The OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine and the Bay Area Hospital cancer program in Coos Bay, Ore., have established a unique collaboration. 

Every three months, the medical director of the Radiation Therapy Center at the Bay Area Hospital, Brian Fuller, M.D., spends a week at OHSU. This allows Dr. Fuller to enhance his professional interaction with OHSU and to facilitate ongoing continuing education and professional development.  

In turn, the OHSU medical physician team and other OHSU faculty visit Bay Area Hospital and collaborate with their Coos Bay colleagues on continuing education efforts regarding medical physics delivery and other areas of interest. This exchange of ideas contributes to superior patient care and serves to further strengthen relationships between the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Bay Area Hospital cancer program.

About the OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative

The OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative is an integrated community cancer program for radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion services, serving Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Clark County adult patients.

The Cancer Collaborative enables Legacy Health and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide the most advanced cancer care in multiple community locations, and to more effectively use our collective resources.

Patient benefits

  • Treatment provided in multiple locations, so patients can stay closer to home 
  • Together providing seamless specialty cancer therapy 
  • Access to cutting edge clinical trials offered through the institutions' combined community practices

Learn more about community cancer clinics

The Northwest Marrow Transplant Program is a collaboration between Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Legacy Health. The program offers every available blood and marrow transplantation procedure to patients from around the region. Transplant services are provided at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, OHSU Hospital and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

This OHSU-Legacy Health collaboration pools the expertise of hematologists and oncologists, and gives patients and families more opportunities to benefit from recent advances in stem cell transplantation.

The Northwest Marrow Transplant Program was accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in December 2000. It was the first multicenter clinical program in the United States to be accredited.

For more information, call 503-494-0532

ORPRN and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are partnering to find ways to enhance mammography screening in rural areas.

The ORPRN Network

ORPRN is an active clinical research network of  rural communities in Oregon. Our clinician members serve approximately 150,000 patients.

We aim to improve the health of rural Oregonians through health research with the communities and healthcare providers we serve.

Our goal is to conduct community-based research that:

  • Is woven into the fabric of the community and the rural practices
  • Reflects community health values, priorities, and needs
  • Withstands the test of time and changes in health care funding
  • Fosters understanding of the health care values, dynamics, structure and contributions of the practices in rural communities.
  • How we meet our goals:Implementing the Chronic Care Model into practices
  • Improving systems of care
  • Conducting community-based participatory research
  • Conducting translational research

The Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center is a partnership between Tuality Healthcare and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. It provides a wealth of cancer treatment expertise to the Hillsboro community. Patients and their physicians have on-site access to OHSU’s radiation medicine specialists and to research and clinical trials. At the same time, they are supported by the resources and staff of Tuality Healthcare and can receive treatment in their own community.

The Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center gives patients and families convenient access to state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment that’s close to home. This radiation oncology facility rounds out the surgery and chemotherapy services also available at Tuality Healthcare, and adds prevention, screening and diagnostic services.