Knight Cancer Institute

Media's Frequent Use of Superlative Terms to Describe New Cancer Drugs Questioned by Study

While most new cancer drugs afford modest benefits, approved drugs or those in development may be heralded as "game changers” or "breakthroughs” in the lay press

PORTLAND, Ore. – An analysis of media coverage published in JAMA Oncology finds that the use of superlative terms to describe new cancer drugs is commonplace even when the drugs show only modest benefits or there is still a lack of clinical data to support enthusiastic statements.

Grant applicants sought for OHSU program to reduce cancer's impact on Oregonians

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is poised to make a second round of funding available to benefit programs that meet cancer-related needs

PORTLAND, Ore.– The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking grant applicants statewide to receive funding through a program dedicated to supporting community-specific projects that meet cancer-related needs. 

Conference Committee Wants Under-18 Ban for Tanning Beds

The move should clear the way for Oregon to be the third state to ban tanning for minors, and comes a day after the Food and Drug Administration proposes warning labels for the carcinogenic devices.


May 8, 2013 -- A day after the Food and Drug Administration proposed new warning labels about the risk of cancer from tanning beds, the Oregon Legislature moved closer to banning commercial tanning salons from serving customers younger than 18.

Tanning Lobby Wins Concessions on Teen Tan Ban

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, favors limiting the ban to 17, over the objections of the Knight Cancer Institute that 17-year-olds are most at-risk of developing melanoma from tanning beds

April 5, 2013 -- The tanning lobby won a major concession today in the Senate Health Committee, which voted to scale back a ban on carcinogenic tanning beds for minors.

Legacy Health, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Plan to Forge Closer Ties to Better Serve Patients

The two health care organizations sign a letter of intent to create a more integrated adult community cancer care program serving a five-county region

February 29, 2012 -- Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute and Legacy Health's Cancer Institute have signed a letter of intent to expand upon their existing collaboration to deliver the most advanced community adult cancer care at all of their mutual locations.

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