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About Willamette Valley Cancer Institute

By providing easy access to the full range of advanced oncology care services, Willamette Valley Canter Institute and Research Center plays a major role in helping patients fight the battle against cancer. Through our affiliation with the US Oncology Network, one of the largest cancer treatment and research networks in the country, we offer the latest advances in therapies, research and technology close to home. Visit us at one of our locations in Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis or Florence. Meet our staff, tour our facilities, and learn why we believe there is no limit to what is possible.

Physicians collaborate on care at breast cancer tumor board

A breast cancer patient will typically see many specialists, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. To help ensure patients get the most efficient and strategic care possible, a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including oncologists from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, meet twice a month at what's known as tumor board. "There are many different types of breast cancers and, therefore, the most appropriate and effective treatment is going to vary, based on what type of [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Blog, Breast Cancer|

WVCI’s gynecologic oncology services relocating to Country Club Road clinic

The 8,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's Country Club road clinic is nearing completion. Plans are now underway to relocate services currently offered at our RiverBend clinic to our Country Club location. The first department to make the move is Gynecological Oncology services. Our Gyn Onc department will begin seeing patients at Country Club on Monday, May 22, 2017. What can patients expect? When patients arrive at Country Club, they will [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog, GYN Cancers, Inside WVCI|

Immunotherapy is changing the cancer landscape

We are embarking on a new horizon in fighting cancer, and it looks like there's a possibility we might win this battle. Cancer treatment and patients' prognosis are changing in positive ways, in part, due to the introduction of immunotherapy. Traditional medicine, which includes chemotherapy and radiation, does not always distinguish well between cancerous and non-cancerous cells and healthy cells can be affected in the process, which is one of the reasons patients often experience [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog, Cancer News|

Friends of Florence offers patients support on wheels

Instead of having to drive and deal with the expense of gas and the wear and tear on their personal vehicles, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute patients who reside on the coast can ride the Friends of Florence van free of charge to and from treatment in Eugene. The nonprofit has been offering this service for 32 years, and it all started because one man understood the difficulties of dealing with cancer and set out to make things easier for others.

By | February 15th, 2017|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Lab techs give patients something to smile about

A cancer diagnosis often triggers months of medical appointments, from testing and treatment to follow-up care. At Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, a patient's visit often starts in the lab with a blood draw and a warm greeting. "My goal, for myself, is just one stick and to make them smile," says Trisha Roberts, a lab technician and phlebotomist.

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog, Targeting Cancer|
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