October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to raise awareness than partaking in some whimsical fun for a great cause! Read more.
Through our partnerships with The US Oncology Network, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center participates in leading-edge research and gives patients access to experimental treatments otherwise unavailable to them. Two USON studies recognized recently by the American Society of Clinical Oncology herald remarkable advances in the way we can approach treatment to metastasized prostate and bladder cancers. Read more.
Join us on Friday, September 12, for Siuslaw Bank's fourth annual Good Will Grill, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! During the BBQ, groove to the tunes of special guest Bob Cowsill, an original founder of the Cowsills, and the Blue Valentines while checking out the raffle and auction. The raffle consists of a variety of items donated from over 75 individuals and businesses. Read more.
Breast cancer can begin in the ducts, the lobules and the tissue in between. The cancer cells can grow and be contained inside the ducts. The lining, or the wall of the duct, make a tight junction and contain the cancer cells. That type of cancer is DCIS, or Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. The cancer has not moved, it is in situ, "in its original place," the duct. If the cancer breaks through the duct, it is called infiltrating or invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). Read more.
Introducing our new hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Wayne Ormsby. For Dr. Ormsby, hematology and oncology provide opportunities to establish close relationships with his patients and to support continuous advances in treatment options. Read more.