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New device now available at WVCI to treat brain cancer patients

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.

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog, Inside WVCI, Targeting Cancer|

Light the Grill fundraiser supports blood cancer research

Jeff Gusinow spent part of the summer doing something he hadn't planned: receiving treatment at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. "I write on my Facebook page every week about how my 'staycation' is going, as if I were on a boat. So, this is the leido deck," Jeff says from where he sits in WVCI's infusion room. Jeff was diagnosed 11 years ago with a slow-growing blood cancer called follicular lymphoma, the most common form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His cancer has now advanced to the point where treatment is recommended.

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog, Patient Stories, Targeting Cancer|

What happens during radiation therapy for breast cancer?

Retired teacher Debbie Roberts-Sorg is a crafter. She spends her time scrapbooking, sewing and, most recently, painting and card making. She appreciates these creative outlets even more since being diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. The tumor, classified as invasive ductile carcinoma, was detected during a routine mammogram.

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, Breast Cancer, Targeting Cancer|

Patients benefit from integrative oncology care

When Erica Zacarias was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she chose integrative oncology care to treat her cancer and her side effects. "I've always liked the idea of integrative medicine, and I've done a lot of research on it," Erica says. This Targeting Cancer report examines integrative cancer care and how the patient benefits when oncologists and naturopathic providers work together.

By | July 5th, 2017|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Treatment advances bring hope to lung cancer patients

As a young adult, Anne Gallagher knew there would be plenty of things she would have to deal with in her life. She never expected a lung cancer diagnosis to be one of them. "I was 25, and it completely rocked my world and changed my future," she says. Anne's diagnosis nearly 15 years ago reaffirmed her desire to help other patients through her work in oncology. Five years ago, she joined the staff [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Blog, Lung Cancer, Targeting Cancer|
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