Quest for quality cancer care leads to Eugene

Lynn Samuels is on what she calls a "medical safari."

She and her husband, Loren, are temporary transplants in Eugene. They came here following an extensive search for the specialized care Lynn needed, which they found at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center, under the care of Dr. Jeff Sharman and Dr. Haidy Lee.

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Posted April 20, 2015

“Jolie Effect” continuing to raise awareness

No matter what you think of Angelina Jolie Pitt, when she talks, people listen.

That's certainly been the case since 2013 when the actress revealed in The New York Times that she is a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation, which fueled her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy.

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Posted April 7, 2015

Ducks play in support of Oregon Cancer Foundation

There's nothing quite like the determination of the Oregon Ducks when they're looking for a win—except maybe when they're determined to show their support for their community at the same time.

The women's softball team hopes to Strike Out Cancer and the University of Washington on Saturday, March 28 at Howe Field. The team will be sporting pink in support of Oregon Cancer Foundation.

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Posted March 16, 2015

Patient navigator urges lawmakers’ continued support for patients

Anne Gallagher sees cancer from two perspectives—as a survivor of lung cancer, and now as a patient navigator at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.

For the first time, Anne is sharing her experiences with lawmakers at the state and national level to encourage continued funding for medical research and support for screening and education programs.

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Posted March 11, 2015

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New drug showing promise in managing CLL

Our hematologic oncologists at Willamette Valley Cancer and Research Center are on the forefront of important work that is changing the treatment landscape for blood cancers.

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Posted February 25, 2015