Lifespan Cancer Institute

About the Lifespan Cancer Institute

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 Centers in East Greenwich and Lincoln. 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.

The Lifespan Cancer Institute is certified as a quality oncology practice by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Contact the Lifespan Cancer Institute

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 401-793-2920

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.

Research and Clinical Trials

Lifespan Cancer Institute provides the latest protocols and access to groundbreaking immuno-therapies and emerging cancer treatments.

Our Clinical Trials Program

Benedito Carneiro, MD, leads clinical trials with novel treatments for cancers.

Dr. Carneiro gives a video tour of the clinical trials program.

Our physicians actively participate in the Brown University Oncology Group, a unique regional clinical trials network that provides highly innovative approaches to cancer care.

Learn about our current cancer research and clinical trials

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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. 

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Types of Cancer

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

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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.

Lifespan Locations

Conveniently located in 7 areas across Rhode Island.