Lifespan Cancer Institute

Cancer Care and COVID-19

Safety is our top priority

We want to assure you that the we are here for you. While the coronavirus has changed much of our daily lives, one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to providing you with the best, safest care possible.

At the Lifespan Cancer Institute, your safety is our top priority. As experts in cancer, we also know completing a treatment plan is associated with the best outcomes for patients. That is why we worked closely with our infection prevention and infectious diseases teams to be able to provide the care you need in a safe environment.

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.

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Donate to Support Cancer Research

Support from our donors advances the mission of the Lifespan Cancer Institute, helping our team provide expert patient care and conduct leading-edge research.

Types of Cancer

Find information about services at the Lifespan Cancer Institute for a specific type of cancer.

    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.

    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. 

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    Meet Rick

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    Pediatric Cancer Services

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    Lifespan Locations

    Conveniently located in 7 areas across Rhode Island.