As demand for cancer care soars, OHSU expands Astoria facility

Oregon Health & Science University and Columbia Memorial Hospital are expanding cancer treatment services in Astoria.

The two are developing a new 18,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer treatment center and specialty clinic, expanding on Columbia Memorial’s existing chemotherapy treatment services and bringing radiation therapy to the North Coast.

Columbia Memorial currently serves 300 patients a month. But cancer patients who need radiation therapy must travel at least an hour outside Astoria to receive treatment. A course of radiation therapy generally is administered for five consecutive days and can last up to eight weeks.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will be hiring a radiation oncologist to join medical oncologist Dr. Jennifer Lycette and nurse practitioner Anne Hulstrom.

With this new center, cancer patients in the region will soon have improved access to medical advancements, the latest treatment technologies and clinical trials available in Portland,” Dr. Lycette said in a statement.

Elizabeth Hayes
Staff Reporter
Portland Business Journal
May 11, 2015

 

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