What if the body’s immune system could identify and destroy cancer cells?
When Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., joined Providence Portland Medical Center as director of the cancer program 25 years ago, only a few people were asking that simple "what if" question.
That didn’t stop him or his team of pioneers. Today the cancer research team at Providence has proven the immune system can fight cancer. Immunotherapy works, and we are saving more lives today than ever before.
70 percent of all our research funds come from donors. Donors are the catalyst. Without you, we can’t push the limits of research. With your help, we can finish cancer for good.
Donors propel cancer research and care at
How you can help
Give: Make a gift to Providence in support of cancer research.
Get involved: Take a tour, meet our research team in person or attend a gathering. Due to COVID-19, in-person tours, visits and gatherings are on hold. Please check back later for updated options.
Introduce: Share information about our work with others, host Cancer Center tours or plan gatherings for your friends.
Remember: Remember Providence in your will or estate plan to ensure the future of cancer research, treatment and care.