Genitourinary Medical Oncology – Providence Cancer Institute

Portland, OR

Genitourinary Medical Oncology – Providence Cancer Institute

Genitourinary Medical Oncology – Providence Cancer Institute
Leadership, Hematology, Oncology, Cancer, Medical Oncology, Hematology / Oncology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Principal Investigator, CAR T-cell, Genitourinary cancer (GU) , Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), Immunotherapy
Portland, Oregon

 Providence Cancer Center

GU Medical Oncology – Providence Cancer Institute

The Providence Cancer Institute is seeking a board-certified Medical Oncology physician with demonstrated specialization in genitourinary cancers to join a growing clinic and translational research program on the Providence Portland Medical Center campus. Join a dedicated and collaborative team at The Franz Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic with oncology, infusion and specialist care all in one place, where you and your patients will have access to clinical trials and groundbreaking research in immunotherapy at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute. Enjoy outstanding quality of life in Oregon’s Rose City, Portland.

Position Specifics

Portland Oregon

Position Overview

  • Full-time position; competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits
  • Demonstrated commitment to research of genitourinary cancers required
  • Access to state of the art molecular pathology and deep sequencing capabilities, as well as comprehensive medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and palliative care and integrative medicine services
  • Collaboration with research in team in support of clinical research programs, basic and translational immunology, and immune-genomic laboratories
  • The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of a GU-focused clinical translational research effort with potential to lead the GU Program
  • Duties will include conducting investigator-initiated clinical trials, working with basic scientists to translate research ideas to the clinic and strong clinical skills
  • Basic laboratory interests welcome, but not required
  • Dual appointment with the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute and Providence Cancer Institute

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Providence Cancer Institute

Providence Cancer Institute is unmatched on the West Coast in terms of the breadth of services and technologies available under one roof. Multidisciplinary teams work together to give patients and their families the best care possible. Providers partner with patients from diagnosis and treatment through all stages of life to seek the best outcomes through research and innovation. Beyond sophisticated technology and treatments, this comprehensive cancer center offers warm and welcoming care for every patient.

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Earle A. Chiles Research Institute

At the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, we are on a mission to cure cancer and create a healthier world. As the research arm of Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon, we are a Providence Center of Excellence for precision immuno-oncology and cellular therapy.

Since 1993, cancer research has been our primary focus. Under the leadership of Walter J. Urba, MD, PhD, our team of innovative physicians and scientists work together to improve cancer treatment methods – seamlessly joining lab research and clinical trials with medical practice.

Our main area of research is cancer immunotherapy – a specialized field of study focused on treatments that boost the immune system against cancer. Thanks to advancements in genomic sequencing, we are bringing together the power of immunotherapy and personalized medicine to accelerate leading-edge research and groundbreaking discoveries for patients with cancer.

Our research continues to flourish, in part from the generosity of donors, such as Robert W. Franz and Elsie Franz Finley. Today, we garner more than $10 million each year in federal, private and sponsored research funding. Our team has grown to more than 200 investigators and research personnel.

Laboratory Research

At the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a Providence Center of Excellence for immuno-oncology and cellular therapy, we’re using laboratory research to unlock the power of the immune system to eliminate cancer. The breakthroughs our dedicated scientists make at the lab bench translate directly into clinical research – and to new therapies for our patients.

Our lab research happens in 13 dedicated labs:

  • Anti-Cancer Immune Response
    The lab studies the biology of tumor-reactive T-lymphocytes and how they interact with other cell types present in the tumor microenvironment.
  • Antitumor T-Cell Response
    The lab’s goal is to develop more effective T-cell-based immunotherapies designed to treat patients with cancers of the pancreas, gallbladder and other solid organs with epithelial tissue.
  • Basic Immunology
    The lab’s goal is to understand the biology of the immune system in the context of cancer.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    The lab aims to develop biomaterials and cellular therapies for local administration of treatments that stimulate the immune system.
  • Cancer Immuno-Genomics
    The lab uses sequencing, mass spectrometry and other technologies to gain new insights into human health and disease.
  • Cancer Immunoprevention
    The lab focuses on the immune response to high-risk precancerous lesions and how immunotherapy may improve both early detection and prevention of cancer.
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
    The lab’s goal is to determine how immunotherapy with T-cell agonists, common gamma chain cytokines and immune checkpoint blockades synergize with other cancer therapies to boost T-cell function and cause tumor regression.
  • Computational Immuno-Oncology
    The lab develops and applies computational approaches to study the relationship between the immune system and cancer.
  • Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
    The lab studies novel approaches to help patients’ immune systems fight their cancers.
  • Innate Immunology
    The lab’s focus is the discovery of novel inflammatory pathways in cancer that are targets for therapeutic intervention.
  • Integrated Therapies
    The lab studies theability of cytotoxic therapy to provide large-scale cancer cell death in vivo, while modifying the profile of immune cells within the tumor.
  • Molecular and Tumor Immunology
    The lab aims to develop new strategies to increase therapeutic potential and translate new findings into better therapies for patients with cancer.
  • Tumor Microenvironment
    The lab investigates radiation effects on the tumor microenvironment andhow to use themto enhance the local and systemic effects of radiotherapy.

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Portland, Oregon – City Description

Portland is rich in character and culture, with strong neighborhood identities and community bonds that defy its population of 2.3 million. Home of the Portland Trail Blazers, “Rip City” is ranked No. 8 in the Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report, based on its high quality of life and thriving job market. A foodie mecca, Portland is ideally situated between waterfalls, beaches, Mt. Hood skiing and hiking trails, forests and the Columbia River Gorge.

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