Raising Colon Cancer Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute is kicking off Relay For Life sign ups in a unique way, with an inflatable colon. March is colon cancer awareness month. The American Cancer Society says only 65% of people get colonoscopies when they should, so this colon travels the country teaching people about the dangers … Continue reading »

New Blood Cancer Drug Tested Locally

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A newly-approved drug is giving those with a common form of blood cancer a new option–and it was tested right here in our area. The FDA last week approved the drug called Gazyva. It’s designed to help treat those with a common form of leukemia and keep them from undergoing chemotherapy. Betty … Continue reading »

Local Cancer Resource Center Celebrates

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers from the American Cancer Society celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Cancer Resource Center Friday. The center, located in the Willamette Cancer Institute, is open to anyone in the Eugene area battling cancer. The center consists of a room full of resources and the Believe Boutique, both staffed by volunteers. Cancer … Continue reading »

New Radiation Machine at Cancer Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Western Oregon cancer patients have a new tool to fight the disease: a $2.3 million radiation machine. With technology rapidly changing, the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute felt the need to upgrade its radiation equipment. It wasn’t cheap, but one doctor says in the short amount of time since the purchase, even patients … Continue reading »