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Cancer Care - Clinical Trials

VA Portland Health Care System participates in cancer research to bring the latest advances in diagnostic testing and procedures, surgery, medicine, radiation therapy, and supportive care to our Veterans. We have national experts in addition to working with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and national research organizations to offer cutting edge care to Veterans. We offer Veterans with cancer the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials available at VA Portland, please speak with your doctor.


The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) program is a partnership between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to facilitate enrollment of Veterans with cancer into NCI-funded clinical trials.  This provides more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer.  Portland VA Medical Center is one of 12 centers across the US selected to launch this program.  The principal investigator is Mark Garzotto, MD.

More Information About Clinical Trials

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