Brain and Spine Tumor Research

The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam, and Newport hospitals has an active brain and spine tumor research program that includes basic and pre-clinical research and clinical trials. An active clinical trials site, the institute is committed to providing patients with the latest protocols. Our patients have access to groundbreaking new immunotherapies and other new and emerging cancer treatments at various stages of diagnosis.

Lifespan and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Lifespan Cancer Institute have created a strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research. 

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COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development

In addition, the COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development is the only hospital-based center for cancer research in Rhode Island that is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Science research conducted at this center is used to design and implement novel diagnostic and treatment protocols benefiting patients at the Lifespan Cancer Institute and in the community at large.

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Brown University Oncology Group

Our Lifespan Cancer Institute physicians also actively participate in the Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG), a unique regional clinical trials network that provides highly innovative approaches to cancer care.

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