Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU Knight Center Institute Recruits Leader-Elect of International Clinical Trial Cooperative

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Charles D. Blanke, M.D., who will oversee about $40 million in annual research funds, envisions opportunities in his new role at Oregon Health & Science University to advance molecularly-driven personalized cancer medicine worldwide and increase access to cancer clinical trials in the Pacific Northwest

July 31, 2012 -- Charles D. Blanke, M.D., chair-elect to one of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's five large-scale cooperative groups that test new cancer treatments and prevention programs, will join the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

OHSU Board Adopts $2 Billion Operating Budget

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New budget year begins July 1

June 27, 2012 -- The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today adopted a budget of $2.085 billion for the university's operations over the next fiscal year, FY 2013, beginning July 1. The budget projects a 3% rate of revenue growth versus 6% the past two years.

"This budget reflects the reality of a slowing health care economy nationally, with declining growth rates for hospitals, and a greater demand for value," said OHSU President Joe Robertson. "It also reflects that OHSU is in a strong financial position as we enter this new era."

OHSU Named 'Leader in LGBT Equality'

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June 19, 2012 -- Oregon Health & Science University has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" for the second
year in a row. For its efforts, OHSU is listed in the Healthcare Equality
Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's
largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization.

OHSU is one of 71 respondents that earned top marks for its
commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their

OHSU Study: Misdiagnosis of MS is Costing Health System Millions Per Year

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Study finds most MS experts surveyed have seen patients in last year who've been misdiagnosed

May 9, 2012 -- It is relatively common for doctors to diagnose someone
with multiple sclerosis when the patient doesn't have the disease — a
misdiagnosis that not only causes patients potential harm but costs the
U.S. health care system untold millions of dollars a year, according to a
study published online today in the journal Neurology.

The study is based on a survey of 122 multiple sclerosis specialists
nationwide and was conducted by researchers at Oregon Health
& Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical

Two Risk Factors May be Most Relevant in Determining When to Start Regular Breast Cancer Screening

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A family history of breast cancer and dense breast tissue each indicate a twofold increase in breast cancer risk for women in their 40s, according to a study led by an Oregon Health & Science University investigator

April 30, 2012 -- A family history of breast cancer and dense breast tissue each increase the risk of breast cancer by at least twofold for women in their 40s, according to a study led by an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) researcher. The importance of these two risk factors could help determine when women should start having regular screening mammograms.

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

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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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