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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.
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 and The Corvallis Clinic are partnering to provide more options for cancer patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.
We are in the Halloween spirit at both our Country Club Road and RiverBend clinics this week. Staff members in each department combined their imaginations to decorate pumpkins, which are on display in the waiting room of each clinic. Patients are encouraged to vote for their favorites. The creativity is as varied as the personalities that make up our wonderful staff, and we had a lot of fun creating these pumpkin masterpieces. The votes [...]
The bench is located on the main summit trail Dr. Peter Kovach spent 20 of his 33 years in oncology caring for patients at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. Dr. Kovach retired earlier this year and, as is tradition at WVCI, discussion among the physicians began over what to present him as a retirement gift. For a man often described as compassionate and caring and who dedicated decades to his patients, they decided [...]