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Is Oregon a Hotbed for Melanoma?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Michael Adler, MD

Over the last 50 years, the global rate of melanoma incidence has increased dramatically, on average between 3-5 percent per year. In the US alone, almost 100,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2021. Until recently, overall mortality rates for melanoma have risen as well, but the combination of early detection and more effective immunotherapy for metastatic disease are changing this trend. As dermatologists, we aim for the timely diagnosis and removal of melanoma at its earliest stages, ideally doing complete skin checks of patients at highest risk.

Honoring Pride Month

Monday, June 7, 2021

Each June, the rainbow flag - a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) pride - flies in celebration of diversity and equality. During Pride Month, we reflect on progress and commit to the ongoing work for equality and acceptance.

Expanding Management Options for Thyroid Cancer

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Lauren Orr, MD

Over the past few decades, the rate of new thyroid cancer diagnoses has increased significantly in the US and worldwide. Much of this rising incidence is thought to be due to increased detection of papillary thyroid cancers, which are often indolent. Accordingly, disease-specific mortality has remained relatively stable and overall quite low. The approach to managing differentiated thyroid cancers, namely the papillary and follicular types, has evolved in accordance with data that most of these cases will have an excellent prognosis.

The Oregon Clinic Welcomes Orthopedics

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Oregon Clinic is pleased to add orthopedics to our surgical offerings with the addition of our newest specialty group. The Oregon Clinic Orthopedics, previously Portland Knee Clinic, has practiced in the Portland community for almost 50 years. Orthopedics surgeons Dr. Richard Rubinstein, Jr. and Dr. John O’Shea treat knee conditions and have seen countless patients over the years. They continue to see patients at their existing office location in the Providence Professional Plaza in NE Portland.