Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Brain and Spine Tumors
Recognized for Excellence
Rhode Island Hospital’s designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers recognizes the division for excellence in the treatment of brain cancers.
The division of neuro-oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute of Rhode Island, The Miriam, and Newport hospitals provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumors of the brain, spine, or peripheral nervous system. We also treat neurological complications that result from the treatment of systemic cancer.
Our neuro-oncologic treatment division is the only one of its kind in the region, serving patients throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Our multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians and health care professionals from oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuropathology, research, psychiatry, nursing, and social work.
Additionally, we meet to discuss the circumstances of a patient's condition and treatment in a weekly neuro-oncology tumor board. These interdisciplinary meetings ensure that treatment plans are individually tailored to each patient's needs. Every patient is considered an active candidate for our current research trials and has access to our evidence-based, state-of-the-art care.
The Rhode Island Brain and Spine Tumor Foundation is a statewide resource that offers support groups for patients. Visit www.ribstf.org for more information.