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Online tour: The Knight Cancer Research Building

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On Sept. 7 and 8, OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute opened the doors to its new Knight Cancer Research Building (KCRB)— an innovative building that will house up to 650 cancer researchers and staff focused on the early detection of cancer.

The seven-story, 320,000-square-foot building in Portland’s South Waterfront is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration among the researchers from different scientific disciplines. Funding for the building was made possible by a $200 million bond issue from the state of Oregon as a part of the $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge, initiated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. $160 million of the bond issue was designated for the KCRB, with the remaining $30 million coming from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

On Sept. 7, Governor Kate Brown joined OHSU leaders, patients, and community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new building.