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Clinical insights from Providence Health & Services

  • Inhibiting an inhibitor: NIH-funded study targets galectin-3 protein

    Inhibiting an inhibitor: NIH-funded study targets galectin-3 protein

    A new investigator-initiated study for patients with metastatic melanoma and HNSCC aims to evaluate a galectin-3 inhibitor as a way to “remove the brakes” from the immune system.

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  • Read the report: Providence clinical research innovations

    Read the report: Providence clinical research innovations

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  • Noteworthy - May 2024

    Noteworthy - May 2024

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  • Multiple sclerosis: Using artificial intelligence to expand MRI scan sensitivity

    Multiple sclerosis: Using artificial intelligence to expand MRI scan sensitivity

    The advent of MRI scanning of the brain and spinal cord was a giant leap forward in improving the ability to diagnose multiple sclerosis with greater sensitivity and reliability.

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  • Looking ahead: Growth and advancements in surgical oncology at Providence Cancer Institute

    Looking ahead: Growth and advancements in surgical oncology at Providence Cancer Institute

    Growing the surgical oncology programs at Providence Cancer Institute is a testament to our commitment to providing research-focused, comprehensive services and improving outcomes for patients.

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  • Noteworthy - March 2024

    Noteworthy - March 2024

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  • Winter Blues and Baby Blues: Can they lead to postpartum depression?

    Winter Blues and Baby Blues: Can they lead to postpartum depression?

    During winter months when the days are shorter and darker, both postpartum depression and baby blues may be more difficult.

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  • Endometrial cancer study aims to improve treatment options

    Endometrial cancer study aims to improve treatment options

    A study led by Dr. Christopher Darus may offer hope to women with persistent endometrial cancer. Currently, the prognosis is poor for women with this form of cancer.

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  • Noteworthy - February 2024

    Noteworthy - February 2024

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  • Genomic testing can improve outcomes for people with advanced cancer, study shows

    Genomic testing can improve outcomes for people with advanced cancer, study shows

    Providence researchers say comprehensive genomic profiling can be pivotal in identifying gene mutations in a patient and tailoring personalized treatment strategies.

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  • New guidelines to assess and refer patients for fatty liver disease

    New guidelines to assess and refer patients for fatty liver disease

    Being able to assess the level of fibrosis and make appropriate referrals is important in the care of patients with Steatotic Liver Disease (formerly known as Fatty Liver).

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  • New pharmacy tool is a resource for treating osteoporosis

    New pharmacy tool is a resource for treating osteoporosis

    The regional pharmacy team regularly updates its Pathway to Treat tool for providers, helping to guide evidence-based care.

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  • Noteworthy - January 2024

    Noteworthy - January 2024

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  •  Providence’s two large Portland-area campuses expand emergency care

    Providence’s two large Portland-area campuses expand emergency care

    Providence Portland Medical Center announced it will expand its emergency department to meet the growing demands of our community.

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  • Rectal cancer patients have better treatment options following new study

    Rectal cancer patients have better treatment options following new study

    Results of a trial offered at Providence suggest some patients with rectal cancer may be treated successfully with only chemotherapy and surgery – and no radiation.

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  • Providence Senior Health offers free fall prevention events in September

    Providence Senior Health offers free fall prevention events in September

    “From Awareness to Action” is the theme of the 2023 National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week, recognized Sept. 17-23.

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  • New bariatric webinar walks patients through the process of their weight loss journey

    New bariatric webinar walks patients through the process of their weight loss journey

    For people considering bariatric surgery as part of their journey toward better health, Providence Center for Weight Management now offers a new five-part webinar to help them understand our program.

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  • Specialized injections can help improve athletic performance, reduce pain

    Specialized injections can help improve athletic performance, reduce pain

    Whether your patients are just starting a fitness routine, are competing at a high level or want to remain healthy and active, pain can be a common side effect.

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  • Noteworthy - July/August 2023

    Noteworthy - July/August 2023

    Get the latest news briefs on a new Magnet designation, Providence Bridge Pedal, cardio-oncology recognition, new cancer providers and more.

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  • TMS and esketamine: high efficacy for patients with treatment resistant depression

    TMS and esketamine: high efficacy for patients with treatment resistant depression

    Providence Oregon now offers two types of innovative treatments for adults with treatment-resistant major depression.

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