Clinical research advances science and patient care. We actively support
clinical research at Celilo Cancer Center through screening of patients
and active participation with T.r.e.v.a Project: An Oregon Cancer Research
Initiative at Legacy Health. T.r.e.v.a. stands for "tumor repository,
everyone's valuable asset" and was the dream of local resident,
Treva Hoffman who battled breast cancer. The goal of the project is to
eliminate the shortage of cancer tissue available for study, a major roadblock
to finding a cure. At the time a patient presents for surgery, they are
offered the opportunity to participate. If they choose to participate,
tumor tissue is sent to Legacy in Portland, OR via a volunteer courier
from the local Lions Club for anonymous research.
In addition to our participation in the tumor banking program, patients
are screened throughout their treatment and referred for clinical trials
for which they may be eligible. Patients may also request to be screened
for available clinical trials.
By volunteering to enroll in clinical trials, people help others by contributing
to the advancement of medical research, gain access to new treatments
and research, and play an active role in their own healthcare.
If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials at Celilo
Cancer Center, please contact Symantha McClennan, Clinical Trials Associate at