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.
The Downtowners, a barbershop quartet known to businesses in downtown Eugene for its holiday caroling, recently stopped by Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to serenade patients.
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.
On the day before his retirement, Dr. Fryefield, who co-founded WVCI in 1997, stood before a crowd of well-wishers singing the praises of Carolyn Duquette, the cancer center’s first executive director. He unveiled a bench near the Eugene clinic’s entrance, dedicated to Carolyn, who passed away last year from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Cancer can take a tremendous toll-physically, emotionally and financially. Fortunately, there is a network of local services that patients can tap into to find support. "Every patient is different; everybody's journey is different. Someone might need a particular resource at one point, whereas another person might need the same resource at a different point," says Katie Burke, a patient navigator at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.
It is important to us that our patients receive the best-possible care in a timely fashion and that your experience at WVCI is a positive one. We recently made some changes to better serve you by creating patient care teams, modifying our appointment scheduling and extending our hours of operation. Please take a moment to review the changes, many of which take effect on Dec. 4, 2017.
The transition of relocating our physicians, staff and services from our RiverBend clinic in Springfield to our Country Club Road location in Eugene will conclude in early December. Earlier this year, we completed an 8,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of our clinic on Country Club Road, making room for the consolidation of staff and services.
Jim Ketter, a former physics instructor at Oregon State University is among the first in the Willamette Valley to receive a new treatment for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Jim underwent surgery and radiation therapy, and now, in addition to receiving chemotherapy, he wears a cap-like device called Optune.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center opened its newest location this week inside The Corvallis Clinic, making it easier for primary care physicians and oncologists to work together on behalf of patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center and The Corvallis Clinic are partnering to provide more options for cancer patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.