The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is an important part of the medical and scientific landscape in Oregon, from researchers doing cutting-edge work to doctors providing the latest treatment options to innovative fundraising efforts. Read stories about the people behind the Knight Cancer Institute who are driven to end cancer as we know it.
How OHSU is using gene sequencing to fight Bryce Olson’s prostate cancer
In his fight against prostate cancer, Bryce Olson races to the edge of available life sciences by undergoing DNA sequencing, which could tell his doctors what is fueling his cancer. With the help of OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and computing technology from Intel, Olson hopes that, by understanding his tumor on a molecular level, he’ll find the right targeted treatment or medical trail that will help slow his cancer.
New investigator award winner
Joshi Alumkal, M.D., associate professor, division of hematology and medical oncology, prostate cancer physician and co-leader of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Prostate Cancer Research Program, was honored in Nov. 2014 with the Medical Research Foundation’s Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award.