Devon Webster MD

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About Me

Devon Webster MD
NOW AT: Northwest Cancer Specialists, Rose Quarter Office
265 N. Broadway, Portland OR 97227
APPOINTMENTS: 503-280-1223

Hi, I'm Devon Webster. I'm a medical oncologist and researcher specializing in breast cancer. I was at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where our lab focused on understanding inflammation and its role in breast cancer. I learned about OpenWetWare from Maureen Hoatlin, and I joined because I would like to network with researchers from a broad range of backgrounds. My goal? Decrease the number of deaths from breast cancer by using novel technologies developed from interdisciplinary collaborations!

My undergraduate training was in immunology at Stanford. Before starting medical school, I worked in Palo Alto, CA at Syntex, and then SyStemix, and then at the Gladstone Institute at UCSF. At Stanford I was surrounded by creative people who believed anything was possible, whether it was creating a solar car or setting up a clinic for women with HIV in Zimbabwe. I want to recapture that excitement and entrepreneurial spirit! What I know a little about is breast cancer and immunology and how the two interact. I don't know about fiberoptics, or computer modeling, or the viscoelastic properties of 3D culture materials, but I would like to. I believe we need a broad think-tank approach to solving the biggest challenges in our society today, and we have become increasingly insular in our specialized knowledge areas.


  • 1999, MD, Stanford University
  • 1991, BS Immunology, Stanford University

Research interests

  • Understanding the role of non-specific inflammation in breast cancer progression and metastases
  • Harnessing specific anti-tumor immunity to treat breast cancer
  • Developing novel, creative tools to look at single cell interactions


  1. [Paper1]
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  3. [Book1]

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