Craig McCulloch / Northwest News Network

Vancouver, B.C. -- A meeting of business and political leaders from Washington state and British Columbia has resulted in two agreements. One of those agreements hopes to speed up treatments for cancer. The other would create a border-straddling effort to boost innovation.

Clock Ticking On Major Cancer Research Grant

Mar 2, 2014
Dr. Brian Druker heads the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Nike chairman Phil Knight is offering a prominent Oregon medical school $500 million for cancer research. However, it comes with a huge string attached.

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Officials at Oregon's largest medical center want state lawmakers to help fund a massive expansion of their cancer research facility.