About Our Clinic

Our History

In the year 2000, the space for cancer treatment in Salem was scarce, limiting the number of patients who could be treated; yet advancing technologies were making more types of cancers treatable. This led three committed oncologists – Dr. Peter Rasmussen, Dr. Edward Orlowski and Dr. William “Bud” Pierce to open Hematology Oncology of Salem. Drs. Rasmussen and Orlowski have roots in the Salem community dating back to the early 1980s and Dr. Pierce joined the group in June of 1994.  To keep up with the demand for state-of-the-art cancer treatment, the practice opened an office in McMinnville in September 2002. With six practitioners, Hematology Oncology of Salem provides individualized treatments in a caring environment with the focus on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized care for patients with cancer and blood disorders.

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