Clinical trials showing promise in treating gynecologic cancers

When Dianne Burch was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she was unsure of what the outcome may be. Today, she is in full remission from her disease and is currently enrolled in a clinical research trial at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in Eugene, one of five trials underway focusing on gynecologic cancers.

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog, GYN Cancers, Targeting Cancer|

The benefits of exercise

Cancer survivors are often told that exercise is beneficial to their recovery, but the reality of getting active or working out when you're dealing with debilitating side effects is difficult—and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program gives cancer survivors the tools to get started and the support to keep going.

By | January 30th, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Dr. Kathleen Yang reaches surgical milestone

Kathleen Yang, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, is the first female surgeon in the state of Oregon to achieve a milestone—she performed her 1,000th surgery using robotic technology called the da Vinci Surgical System.

By | January 14th, 2019|Blog, Inside WVCI|

Oregon Cancer Foundation tests meal preparation service for cancer patients

The Oregon Cancer Foundation in Eugene is testing a program that it hopes will ease the burden of meal preparation for patients undergoing cancer treatment in Lane County. With the help of volunteers, the foundation recently prepared 100 freezer-ready slow cooker meals and distributed them to 10 families. If all goes as planned during the pilot project, Oregon Cancer Foundation plans to offer the meal service monthly.

By | January 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Gesture of goodwill brightens the holidays for patients

Coral Burger has one wish this holiday season—to help as many people as possible have a Merry Christmas. Coral knows how difficult the holidays can be during cancer treatment. She watched her mom go through it.

By | December 21st, 2018|Blog, Patient Stories|

Dr. Emily Dunn acknowledged for contributions to cancer care

Dr. Emily Dunn recently received a 20 Under 40 Award for her commitment to excellence in providing cancer care to our patients and our community. The 20 under 40 Awards recognize 20 individuals committed to career excellence and who are engaged in making the Eugene-Springfield area a better place.

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog, Inside WVCI|

Proceeds from Argentine tango classes support local cancer patients

Charles and Wella Augustine have been doing the Argentine tango since they met at a social dance seven years ago. Now, they teach community classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, and they donate the proceeds to Oregon Cancer Foundation, providing financial assistance to cancer patients in Lane County.

By | December 7th, 2018|Blog, Targeting Cancer|
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