This summer, we will begin expanding our Country Club Road facility in Eugene by 8,000 square feet, with the goal of providing even better patient care. Once the expansion is complete, our RiverBend facility in Springfield will close. The expansion and consolidation will be completed in 2016. Read more.
A team of 12 will set out later this month to accomplish something that only five percent of the population ever has—and they’re doing it in support of cancer patients in Lane County.
Dr. Charles Anderson, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, his wife, Cassi, and members of Team Endure will compete in the Half Ironman Triathlon at the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival June 26-28 in Sunriver, Oregon.
“We’ve been training for this race for six months,” Dr. Anderson says. “It’s been tough, but we focus on why we’re doing this and the people who will be helped, and it keeps us going.”
It’s no easy feat. The triathlon consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 58-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. But Team Endure is focused on more than just finishing the race. It’s working to match or exceed last year’s goal of raising nearly $24,000 for Oregon Cancer Foundation. Read more.
For more than a decade, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute (WVCI) teams have walked the track at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events. We celebrate survivors and honor loved ones lost at the annual 24-hour event.
ACS and WVCI work together to offer programs and services that include: the Cancer Resource Center, Believe Boutique and transportation grants. Together, we improve quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
Come visit with us at the event! WVCI physicians will be in attendance on Friday, July 24, from 5-9 pm, and Saturday, July 25, from 9-11 am.
We look forward to another amazing year! Read more.
“It’s normal for patients to try and make sense of what’s happening to them,” said WVCI patient navigator Katie Burke. “Chemotherapy can make you feel anxious and worried about how it will affect you.”
Katie helps guide patients through the cancer treatment process, providing emotional support and connecting them with resources. Read more.
Jackie Templeton and her husband, Brian, will celebrate 50 years of marriage this month. It's a milestone Jackie wasn't sure she'd live to see.
After a difficult two-and-a-half year struggle against metastatic melanoma, her health improved significantly after being introduced to an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, as a patient at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. Read more.