The mission of the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories' is to develop and adapt the rapid advances in diagnostic testing that are making personalized medicine a reality. The Laboratories are part of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, located in Portland, Oregon.

The Laboratories offer an extensive menu of molecular and genetic tests for oncology, infectious diseases, and rare genetic disorders to help physicians deliver individualized, specific and accurate diagnoses.  These same tests can be used to help answer research questions. Research is further supported through our BioLibrary and Histopathology Shared Resource Labs, where investigators can gain access to human biological specimens and histology services. 

They are led by a group of nationally known Medical Directors, who have decades of experience in test development, validation, diagnostic testing and consultation. Through collaborative partnerships with leading industry and academic institutions, the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories are able to provide unique access to the very latest advances in diagnostic testing, and are dedicated to serving the needs of customers in the rapidly emerging field of personalized healthcare.

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle – an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute's largest research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials.

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