Convenient access to world-class cancer care has been greatly enhanced for residents of northern Rhode Island and Massachusetts with the opening of a new regional Lifespan Cancer Institute clinic.
The Lifespan Cancer Institute facility at 701 George Washington Highway, in Lincoln, RI, brings a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art cancer services closer to the doorsteps of patients in the region as well as improved access to the institute’s growing team of renowned oncologists.
“Lifespan Cancer Institute has undergone tremendous growth in recent years. We have been actively recruiting some of the nation’s foremost clinicians and researchers and greatly expanding the number and diversity of clinical trials we can offer our patients, including promising and newly emerging immunotherapies,” said David Wazer, MD, director of the institute and a leading radiation oncologist. “With the opening of yet another one of our suburban clinics, patients in the region no longer need to go the hassle or expense of driving great distances or going to big cities to get the most advanced cancer care.”
The clinic in Lincoln offers a wide range of adult and pediatric services, including doctor’s appointments, laboratory testing, and infusion for chemotherapy that needs to be administered intravenously.Medical hematologists and oncologists are being joined there soon by specialists in thoracic and gastrointestinal cancers as well as melanoma. The clinic also offers streamlined access to, and coordinated care with, doctors and programs at Lifespan Cancer Institute’s hospital-based location in Providence at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.
The Lincoln site opened in late 2019 with limited hours, was closed during the coronavirus outbreak, and is now hitting full stride with full hours Monday through Friday. To reach the Lincoln office, call 1-844-222-2881.
Lifespan Cancer Institute’s other suburban location is in East Greenwich and the institute also offers a robust program of services at Newport Hospital.