“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 37.5/100
- (800) 833-8899, ext. 6014
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- 4805 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213
Providence Portland Medical Center takes a comprehensive approach to cancer care with a range of state-of-the-art, world-class cancer therapy modalities implemented by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Part and parcel to this, the center conducts an integrative medicine program in which naturopathic physicians work alongside other care team members. Its palliative-care program offers extra support by focusing on physical, emotional and spiritual health needs during the time that cancer treatment is ongoing. Providence also offers a cancer survivor program and clinic to help patients assess risk and develop a comprehensive wellness plan. The aim is to manage the long-term effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment in order to improve quality of life. The institution maintains a special focus on bench-to-bedside research in order to quickly bring to patients the latest benefits of cancer research. These efforts revolve mainly around immunotherapy techniques that activate the patient’s immune system in a way that allows it to target and eradicate cancer cells while minimizing damage to normal tissue.