How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer


News
The most ambitious fund-raising effort in Oregon history--$500 million in two years--is the job of two men who visited our offices this week. Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, is Oregon's best-known scientist. A winner of the Lasker Prize and thought to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, Druker's signature accomplishment was the development of a drug to treat a form ...   More
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 WWeek Staff

Hotseat: Joe Robertson and Brian Druker

OHSU’s president and its leading cancer researcher explain why they want $200 million from taxpayers.


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On Sept. 20, 2013, Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, offered Oregon Health & Science University the biggest philanthropic gift in the state’s history—$500 million to the Knigh   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Staff

Legendary Portland Songwriter Pete Krebs Has Cancer

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Guitarist, singer and songwriter Pete Krebs, one of Portland music's longtime leading lights, has been diagnosed with stage two dismoplastic melanoma, a rare form of cancer which is unresponsive to such treatments as radiation and chemotherapy, according to an online request for financial assistance by his wife, Rebecca. Surgery to evaluate the extent of the cancer's spread and ...   More
 
Monday, February 4, 2013 JEFF ROSENBERG

Vancouver Cop Who Successfully Fought His Firing Dies


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Navin Sharma, a Portlander who spotlighted allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation inside the Vancouver police department through a federal lawsuit, died peacefully of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 24, Sharma's family confirmed to WW over the weekend. Sharma, whose case against the Vancouver Police Department resulted in a $1.65 million settlement in September 2008, was 54. Considered ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

A Final Chance to Say Goodbye to Les Sarnoff


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If you were a fan of Portland radio icon Les Sarnoff, mark your calendar for Sunday, May 17. That's when a public celebration of Sarnoff's life will take place in Pioneer Courthouse Square at 5 p.m. Sarnoff, the longtime radio personality for KINK Radio 101.9 FM, died last Friday at 60. Sarnoff is best known for hosting a morning show, but also was a champion for many local, non-propfit and ...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

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