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The Gleevec story: Fifteen years later


Fifteen years ago, an astounding breakthrough changed the way the world treats cancer. The discovery by Brian Druker, M.D., now director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, turned chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) from a deadly disease with a very short life expectancy into a treatable condition managed by a daily pill, called Gleevec. It was […]

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Donations fuel the future


The success of the Knight Cancer Challenge was a historic milestone in our race to defeat cancer. But it was not a finish line. The Knight Cancer Challenge was part of a chain reaction. The $1 billion raised will build upon achievements made possible by previous donations, and the success of the challenge has inspired […]

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Today, we make history


Is there a higher calling than curing cancer? Phil Knight posed this question in September 2013 on the night he and his wife issued an unexpected and unprecedented fundraising challenge to OHSU. More than 10,000 donors responded. If you have been a part of the Knight Cancer Challenge campaign, you have just made history. Watch […]

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People will talk


In our favorite video from the Knight Cancer Challenge, Gert Boyle speculates about who made an anonymous $100 million donation.

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