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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Ribbon Cutting

September 7, 2018

Today, Nick was honored to attend the ribbon cutting for Oregon Health & Science University’s new Knight Cancer Research Building.

Dr. Brian Druker, the director of the Knight Cancer Institute, has a bold vision to cure cancer as we know it. The research that gets us there will take place in this new facility – as Dr. Druker put it: “the end of cancer begins here.”

Located at OHSU’s South Waterfront campus, construction began in July 2016. In January, Nick joined Dr. Druker at a sneak peak of the facility. It’s a cutting-edge space for scientists, data analysts, and researchers to work collaboratively to find a cure for cancer.

The building was funded through a substantial public-private partnership, including a major donation from Phil Knight. The City of Portland lobbied the State Legislature to contribute $200 million in bonding authority toward the project.

You can read more about the building here.


OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Video

Construction Time-lapse Video


Knight Cancer Research Building Opens New Era in Cancer Research

Amanda Gibbs in OHSU News


State-Of-The-Art OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center Opens

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian


Lung, Breast, Colon, Skin, and Brain

Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune


A First Look at the Newly Opened Knight Cancer Research Building

Elizabeth Hayes in the Portland Business Journal