Cancer Collaborative
Medical excellence without the miles

Cancer Collaborative

Welcome to the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative

Radiation Therapy

With radiation therapy now available, cancer patients can receive the same advanced cancer care and services, using the same state-ofthe-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

Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Clinics

Drs. Jennifer Lycette, Sahar Rosenbaum and Amrita Desai work together to create targeted treatment plans. Cancer treatment plans are tailored to the person, their specific cancer, and their specific needs. No cancer is routine at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Clinics

Drs. Jennifer Lycette, Sahar Rosenbaum and Amrita Desai work together to create targeted treatment plans. Cancer treatment plans are tailored to the person, their specific cancer, and their specific needs. No cancer is routine at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

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.

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.

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 wellbeing; and caregivers who are dedicated to helping patients navigate the logistical, social, and financial aspects of cancer treatment.

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 wellbeing; and caregivers who are dedicated to helping patients navigate the logistical, social, and financial aspects of cancer treatment.

Chemotherapy

CMH 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

Healing Spaces

Community support and a healing environment are at the heart of the Cancer Collaborative. 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 the journeys offered in the artwork of 17 Northwest artists. Receiving cancer treatment at the Cancer Collaborative makes a difficult journey feel less daunting.

Healing Spaces

Community support and a healing environment are at the heart of the Cancer Collaborative. 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 the journeys offered in the artwork of 17 Northwest artists. Receiving cancer treatment at the Cancer Collaborative makes a difficult journey feel less daunting.

The CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative is a comprehensive community cancer program for radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion services, serving adult patients in the Columbia-Pacific region of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The Cancer Collaborative enables Columbia Memorial Hospital and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide the most advanced cancer care where our patients live and to more effectively use our collective resources.

We offer the following services:

  • Personalized cancer and hematology treatment plans
  • Radiation therapy
  • 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

Your Cancer Care Team

It takes a village to provide comprehensive cancer care. These are just a few of the caregivers who provide support along the way:

  • Oncologist: Works in close collaboration with other oncologists and cancer researchers to diagnose and develop treatment plans for cancer patients.
  • Nurse Navigator: Guides people newly diagnosed with cancer along the path from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Care Planner: Acts as patient’s advocate and emotional support; connects patient with community support.
  • Triage Nurse: Serves as the go-to person during treatment for questions and helps to manage side-effects.
  • Pharmacist: Mixes each patient’s unique chemotherapy cocktail.
  • Dosimetrist: Develops each patient’s custom radiation therapy plan to best target the cancer.
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