Compass Oncology breaks ground on multi-disciplinary cancer center

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Mar 3, 2019

More than 80 healthcare employees will provide Westside residents with comprehensive care at a new state-of-the-art facility


Tigard, Oregon (March 3, 2019) — The largest independent cancer practice in the Northwest has broken ground for a new multi-disciplinary center in Tigard, set to open in late April 2019.

Compass Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, will build a 40,000 square-foot center at
12123 SW 69th Avenue.

“As a community oncology practice, we have the advantage of being able to offer most services in one place, which makes it so much easier for patients and their families,” said Lucy Langer, M.D., practice president, Compass Oncology.

Langer expects the new site to employ approximately 80 employees. Thirteen oncologists will see patients in Tigard.

The building project was delayed in 2016, and the site relocated after developers faced unexpected permit issues at the original building site in the Tigard Triangle.

Compass Oncology has five sites in the Portland metropolitan area, including two freestanding cancer centers: one at the Rose Quarter and the other in Vancouver, Washington. The Tigard facility will be the third state-of-the-art center serving patients and their families. Compass Oncology currently employs over 300 people in the metro area, treats more than 4,000 cancer patients annually, and is conducting over 60 cancer research clinical trials.

“The move to Tigard will allow us to expand that portfolio of services for patients, providing an even better experience at a consistently lower cost to patients and to payers than they would pay in the hospital systems. We will also be able to grow our leading research program, providing access to more cutting-edge clinical trials than any other program in the area,” Langer added.

About Compass Oncology

The physicians of Compass Oncology provide a full range of medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pathology, palliative care, and breast surgery services. The practice’s specialized physician and clinical staff offer the latest advancements in cancer treatment and clinical research in a supportive and caring environment. Compass Oncology serves the Portland and Vancouver area communities with six offices: four in Portland, one in Tualatin, and one in Vancouver.
Compass Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Compass Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians nationwide.


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Jonathan Kipp, Compass Oncology
(360) 597-1300 or (503) 887-2444