Noteworthy - January 2020

Healthy Oregon Project to research how health and behaviors influence chronic disease

Providence Cancer Institute and Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE), along with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and other health partners, have launched the statewide Healthy Oregon Project (HOP). This study will help researchers learn more about how a person’s genetics, environment and behaviors affect the risk of chronic disease, particularly cancer.

The multiyear Healthy Oregon Project (HOP) will combine questionnaires on health, wellness and behavior with voluntary collection of biological specimens (e.g., saliva) and environmental exposures. HOP is recruiting volunteers to submit saliva samples and to complete health and behavioral questionnaires. The testing will be performed at no charge to participants, and all participants will receive a report after the test is completed successfully.

HOP vending machines, used to collect saliva specimens, will be installed in some Providence facilities during the study.

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Providence expands cancer care in Newberg

Providence Cancer Institute Newberg Clinic recently moved from its previous space inside the hospital to a new location next door at Providence Newberg Medical Plaza. The new, 14,000-square-foot space allows the clinic to expand its care by adding:

  • Large infusion spaces with views of Parrott Mountain
  • A total of 12 infusion stations, including two private infusion rooms
  • Cancer services five days a week
  • Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, infusion and supportive care in one location
  • Oncology nutrition services
  • Cancer education, peer support and support groups

As part of Providence Cancer Institute, the Newberg cancer team has access to daily collaborative cancer conferences and more than 100 clinical trials and research studies.

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