Don't Ignore the Signs

A change in size or shape of your breasts should not be overlooked. Understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

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Rick

It is his unique ability to find the humor in the realism of life that helped Rick through his fight against cancer.

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What You Should Know About Lung Cancer

Dr. Christopher Azzoli an oncologist and the director of thoracic oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute gives us the facts.

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About the Lifespan Cancer Institute

Cancer Services

The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam, Newport and Hasbro Children's hospitals provides the most current cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Our world-renowned physicians and specialists form multidisciplinary teams, both in the hospitals and at the Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center in East Greenwich. Their collective level of knowledge and experience is unparalleled in the region.  

Additional experts–including nurses, nurse navigators, pharmacists, social workers, and nutritionists–work with patients and their families to ensure complete care from diagnosis through recovery.

An Emerging Approach for Treatment

After decades of research in cancer treatment, physicians and researchers are touting the benefits of a new defense against cancer. Precision medicine is a personalized and targeted approach for disease treatment and prevention. It takes into account the individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each patient.

Two notable areas of precision medicine that we have integrated into our practice are immunotherapy and molecularly targeted treatment. The Lifespan Cancer Institute currently has a number of investigational studies to further explore these treatments. Our efforts focus on accelerating the progress of research by developing the right strategies and giving our patients the best possible outcomes through the latest treatments.

Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

The Lifespan Cancer Institute is an active clinical trials site, 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 and across many cancer types.

Cancer treatments include the latest chemotherapy, biologic agents, radiation oncology, surgery, and image-guided procedures—many of which are not available elsewhere in New England. Our physicians actively participate in the Brown University Oncology Group, a unique regional clinical trials network that provides highly innovative approaches to cancer care.

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Support and Services

Award-Winning Care

  • Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification, demonstrating commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement practice

Patient Feedback

Knowing about the experiences of our patients helps us as providers. Please know that any message received is encrypted and forwarded directly to our leadership team, which includes the hospital president and chief executive officer, chief medical officer, and chief nursing officer.

A patient advocate may contact you directly for follow up. Billing questions are forwarded to Lifespan's director of patient financial services.  The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) encourages feedback and engagement from all patients and families. 

Locations

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Newport Hospital
1-844-222-2881
Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
1-844-222-2881
Lifespan Cancer Institute, East Greenwich, RI
1-844-222-2881
Lifespan Cancer Institute, The Miriam Hospital
1-844-222-2881
Pediatric Cancer Services, Hasbro Children's Hospital
401-444-5241
Lifespan Cancer Institute, Lincoln, RI
1-844-222-2881
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Locations

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Newport Hospital
Turner Building
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
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Locations

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Lifespan Cancer Institute, East Greenwich, RI
Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center
1454 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
1454 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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Locations

Lifespan Cancer Institute, The Miriam Hospital
180 Corliss Street
Providence, RI 02904
3rd floor
180 Corliss Street
Providence, RI 02904
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Pediatric Cancer Services, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Locations

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Lincoln, RI
701 George Washington Highway, Suite 101
Lincoln, RI 02865
701 George Washington Highway, Suite 101
Lincoln, RI 02865
Patient Stories

Art

It was after playing tennis with friends one Sunday in January 2016 that the pleasant rhythm of Art's full life came to a sudden halt.

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