For Health Care Professionals

Dr. Koenraad De Geest, of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is dedicated to giving you the services you need to deliver the best patient care. We are nationally ranked for excellent cancer care, with the latest treatments and technology. We are also the only cancer center between Seattle and Sacramento with the National Cancer Institute's highest designation for research excellence.

We make it easy for you to:

Refer a patient

Our Physician Advice and Referral Service can answer your questions and connect you with the adult or pediatric specialist you need.

  • Contact us 24/7 at 503-494-4567 or 800-245-6478 to ask about making a referral or to seek provider-to-provider advice.
  • Fax your referral to 503-346-6854.
  • For pediatric patients, please visit the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital¬†referral page.

Patient referral guide

Patient Referral Guide CoverUse our referral guide to find the right doctor for your patient

Follow your patient's care

Enroll in OHSU Connect for secure, constant access to your patient's shared electronic medical records.

Infusion orders

Order infusion therapy at one of our convenient clinics.

Our excellence

The Knight Cancer Institute is a pioneer in targeted and other groundbreaking therapies. We offer the region's highest level of expertise and access to leading-edge research.

  • Clinical trials: Your patient may be eligible for one of the more than 400 clinical trials the Knight Cancer Institute is involved in. They include trials of targeted therapies and immunotherapies. Learn more:

    • 503-494-1080

    • trials@ohsu.edu

  • Tumor boards: We offer more than a dozen multidisciplinary tumor boards to make sure that your patient benefits from the expertise of an entire team.

    • We have the Portland area's only breast cancer tumor board that reviews patient scans and pathology before the patient's first appointment.

    • Two tumor boards focus on pancreatic cancer patients. At one, doctors discuss patients one by one to develop treatment recommendations. At the other, doctors and researchers hunt for options at the molecular level for individual patients.

    • Our pediatric services include tumor boards for both neuro-oncology and hematology patients.

  • Cancer registries: The Knight Cancer Institute cancer registries collect information and, in some cases, blood and tissue samples on patients diagnosed with cancer. These databases and repositories provide powerful tools for improving treatment and clinical outcomes.