OSMO appoints Dr. Ben Cho its president-elect

Dr. Ben Cho, medical oncology director at WVCI, was voted president-elect by the Oregon Society of Medical Oncology (OSMO) at its May 18th meeting in Ashland. As president-elect, Dr. Cho is slated to assume the presidency in May 2015.

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Posted May 28, 2013

Dr. Wendland featured in national journal

"This study was attractive because the drug was oral, and patients don't have to come into the center. They can take it from home," Dr. Wendland says.

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Posted May 21, 2013

Clinical trials at WVCI supports FDA approval of new drug

The first two chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients ever in the world to receive a new, potentially life-saving drug for B-cell cancers were part of a clinical trial run by Dr. Jeff Sharman at WVCI.

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Posted May 16, 2013

Research shows targeted therapies for CLL more effective than chemo

It's an exciting time in cancer research, especially concerning chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL). Dr. Jeff Sharman, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center's research director, specializes in CLL and presented studies at the American Society of Hematology conference in December. 

While in Atlanta for the conference, he sat down for an interview with Dr. Andrew Schorr of Patient Power to talk about CLL research and how the direction of treatment is changing, from traditional chemotherapy to targeted therapies...

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Posted January 24, 2013

Coping with cancer and grief during the holidays

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, holidays can be difficult for cancer patients and their caregivers. It can also be a painful time for people who've lost loved ones. 

For those going through cancer treatment, partaking in traditional holiday activities — shopping, entertaining, attending events, even wrapping presents — can be a challenge when energy is lacking. To-do lists and planning can also add unhealthy stress...

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  By Gretchen Matsuoka, oncology care manager


Posted November 29, 2012