Cancer Care Services

CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative

The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative provides comprehensive, personalized cancer care to help you receive the treatment you need while maintaining your quality of life. We offer the following services:

  • Personalized cancer and hematology treatment plans
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Chemotherapy and infusion
  • Infusion suite with specially trained nurses
  • PET/CT and other diagnostic services
  • Quick test results
  • Second opinions and checkups
  • Custom financial consultation
  • Integrative therapies
  • Resource center for education and personal items
  • Communication with referring physicians
  • Access to clinical trials through the Knight Cancer Network

Departments in the Cancer Collaborative

Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Clinics: Our medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work together to create targeted treatment plans tailored to the person, their specific cancer, and their specific needs. No cancer is routine at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

On-site Imaging and Labs: Treating cancer requires constant vigilance and careful balance by oncologists. With advanced imaging capabilities, including PET/CT, and a lab station at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, it is easier for patients to get diagnostic tests completed in one visit. These tests allow oncologists to track the size of tumors and the overall health of a patient throughout treatment.

Radiation Therapy: With radiation therapy now available in Astoria, cancer patients can receive the same advanced cancer care and services, using the same state-of-the-art equipment and technologies provided by OHSU, without traveling long distances. Being able to fit radiation therapy into daily life means that people with cancer can maintain a better quality of life throughout treatment.

Chemotherapy Services: Columbia Memorial Hospital has been providing chemotherapy to patients since 2008, when the infusion center was two chairs in a hospital room. The infusion center in the new Cancer Collaborative can serve 12 people at a time. It has Columbia River views and room for family and friends to visit during chemotherapy treatments. The friendly and compassionate infusion nurses do all they can to ensure patients’ comfort.

Immunotherapy: Your immune system fights off disease and infection. It includes your white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system. Immunotherapy is a biological therapy that builds your immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

Education and Support: The Cancer Collaborative offers wrap-around services to provide education and support to cancer patients and their families. These services include classes and support groups; reading material and products; integrative therapies to support physical and emotional well being; and caregivers who are dedicated to helping patients navigate the logistical, social, and financial aspects of cancer treatment.

Patient and Family Areas: Community support and a healing environment are at the heart of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Center. People are drawn together in front of a cozy fireplace and around puzzle tables. Spirits are lifted by the light and views from broad windows, and from the journeys offered in the artwork of 17 Northwest artists. Receiving cancer treatment at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative makes a difficult journey feel less daunting.

Resource Center Our Resource Center volunteers are available for a friendly chat, to help you find information or products to help you in your cancer journey, or to tell you more about our classes, events and support groups. We are here for you.