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TRMC Receives Funding to Address Cancer Burden in Tillamook County

Community Needs Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) received $10,000 from the Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program at Oregon Health & Science University to help increase our local community’s capacity to address cancer-related needs. The project, “Strengthening Our Services – Cancer in Tillamook County,” will evaluate and create a plan to address cancer-related health and quality of life needs in 

Tillamook County through community partnerships. Cancer is a leading cause of death in Tillamook County. Because of our rural location, some cancer treatment services are available locally and some are only available in Portland. Identifying gaps and developing a robust network that supports patients and their families along the care continuum—from prevention, to diagnosis, through treatment, and into survivorship—has been identified as a key to improving the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling cancer. 

“We are delighted to partner with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in this project that will help provide enhanced continuity of care and collaboration around cancer-related services,” stated David Butler, CEO at TRMC. “It will be such a benefit to our community as we develop additional partnerships, both locally and beyond, that will build on and enhance the services currently available in our community.” 

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community‐identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade‐long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. Additional information about the program is available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s website.