Cancer

Clinical insights, innovative procedures, and tips for helping to prevent and treat cancer

  • Saint John’s first in the nation to treat glioblastoma patient with revolutionary radiation therapy

    Saint John’s first in the nation to treat glioblastoma patient with revolutionary radiation therapy

    Using the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System, the landmark procedure may help extend progression free survival and improve quality of life for those battling deadly form of cancer.

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  • Clinical trial aims to help premenopausal women at risk for ovarian cancer

    Clinical trial aims to help premenopausal women at risk for ovarian cancer

    Researchers at Providence Cancer Institute are studying how well two surgical procedures work in reducing the risk of ovarian cancer for women with BRCA1 mutations.

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  • VIP cancer care

    VIP cancer care

    A star surgeon who treats patients like celebrities? Yep!

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  • Jenny’s story: A young mother’s journey through cancer and COVID-19

    Jenny’s story: A young mother’s journey through cancer and COVID-19

    How Providence caregivers helped a young mother of four navigate COVID-19 and overcome a devastating cancer diagnosis.

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  • New clinical study for people with advanced or metastatic lung cancer

    New clinical study for people with advanced or metastatic lung cancer

    A new study at Providence Cancer Institute tests the effectiveness of an experimental treatment and chemotherapy to inhibit tumor growth in people with lung cancer.

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  • Game-changing prostate cancer surgery

    Game-changing prostate cancer surgery

    Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers San Pedro and Torrance are home to the South Bay’s longest-running robotic-assisted surgery program.

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  • Four steps you can take to prevent colon cancer

    Four steps you can take to prevent colon cancer

    One of the things that makes cancer so frightening is that its causes are so often unknown or out of our control. With colorectal cancer, though, much is within our control.

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  • Ask an expert: Why do nonsmokers get lung cancer?

    Ask an expert: Why do nonsmokers get lung cancer?

    While tobacco is by far the leading cause of lung cancer, it's not the only contributor. Learn about other significant risk factors and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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  • Lung cancer screening saves lives.

    Lung cancer screening saves lives.

    Early lung cancer screening and quitting smoking saves lives.

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  • Providence immunotherapy research presented at global conference

    Providence immunotherapy research presented at global conference

    Researchers at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon, joined leading cancer immunotherapy professionals around the world for the largest

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  • Myth-busting colonoscopy: Five reasons it’s not so bad

    Myth-busting colonoscopy: Five reasons it’s not so bad

    Getting over your fears gets you more than halfway to your colonoscopy appointment. Here are some common myths.

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  • Ask an expert: What you should know about polyps

    Ask an expert: What you should know about polyps

    A Providence provider answers frequently asked questions about polyps.

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  • Genetic testing for breast cancer -- know your risk.

    Genetic testing for breast cancer -- know your risk.

    During Breast Cancer Awareness month schedule genetic testing.

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  • New clinical studies for invasive breast cancer

    New clinical studies for invasive breast cancer

    Providence Cancer Institute breast cancer experts are researching new treatments for women with triple-negative breast cancer and HER-2 positive breast cancer.

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  • Cancer and your risk of COVID-19

    Cancer and your risk of COVID-19

    Navigating cancer treatments is overwhelming at any time, but especially during a pandemic. Get the facts about your risk of COVID-19.

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  • Novel therapies offer new hope for children with cancer

    Novel therapies offer new hope for children with cancer

    Research studies and treatments at Providence lead the way in breakthroughs for pediatric cancer patients.

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  • How immunotherapy is used to treat cancer

    How immunotherapy is used to treat cancer

    Learn how immunotherapy is used to treat cancer and how Providence personalizes cancer treatments.

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  • What happens after your child is diagnosed with cancer?

    What happens after your child is diagnosed with cancer?

    Providence Sacred Heart Hospital provides holistic care and support programs for children with cancer and their loved ones.

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  • New research laboratory employs biomedical engineering for precision cancer surgery

    New research laboratory employs biomedical engineering for precision cancer surgery

    Experts in biomedical engineering, immunology and surgical oncology are working collaboratively to improve outcomes for people with head, neck and other cancers.

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  • CAR T-cell therapy for advanced kidney cancer

    CAR T-cell therapy for advanced kidney cancer

    Providence Cancer Institute to open new clinical study of CAR T-cell therapy to people with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.

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