OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Collaborations

The Columbia Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Astoria Oregon offers  chemotherapy, imaging, pharmacy and other services in one building for  individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The cancer center’s medical director is Jennifer Lycette, M.D., a medical oncologist from OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the oncology nurse practitioner  is Anne Hulstrom, N.P., P.P. 

Building the CMH Cancer Center

The cancer center was a joint effort between Columbia Memorial  Hospital, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Sonny Park, and the City of  Astoria. The center is housed in the Park Medical Center across the street from  the hospital. The mayor of Astoria and the administrator of the hospital  brought the town together around the common goal of providing oncology care in  their community. The Astoria City Council approved a $300,000 urban renewal  grant to build the cancer center, the hospital foundation supplied the  furnishings, CMH Auxiliary Volunteers provided the 10 infusion chairs Clatsop  Community College Art Department and local potters donated art for the center.  OHSU worked with the community to bring an oncologist in to coordinate the  entire process.

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 Salem Cancer Institute and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute have created a patient-focused alliance to ease the burden of cancer treatment for patients in the Salem area by:

  • Creating shared care protocols and offering coordinated care
  • Cooperating in tumor board discussions to determine the best treatment for individual patients 
  • Assigning a medical director to enhance our collaboration
  • Providing local access to clinical trials through Salem Cancer Institute, including direct access to many of the principal investigators and treatments at OHSU
  • Providing access to a OHSU medical geneticist and counselor who travel monthly to Salem Cancer Institute to provide genetic counseling
  • Creating a shared medical record to help provide seamless coordination of care

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.