In its most common forms; breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, blood-related or skin, cancer strikes more than 3,000 Rhode Islanders every year. If you or someone you know has cancer, then you know the fear its "bad news" delivers.
The good news is: At Adele R. Decof Cancer Center at Roger Williams, we are making great strides in helping individuals and their loved ones to overcome cancer. Consider the team, the equipment and facility we already have in place, providing not only the latest diagnostic measures and treatment, but also conducting scientific research to discover new and better ways of fighting the disease.
Adele R. Decof Cancer Center Expansion
In January 2009, Roger Williams celebrated the opening of the newly expanded Adele R. Decof Cancer Center. The expansion was designed with a focus on convenience for patients and families. The expansion includes a new Chemotherapy Infusion Center, BMT Clinic, Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, and Hematology-Oncology Clinic. The expanded center is located above the Radiation Therapy facility on the North campus and is also physically attached to the Ambulatory Pavilion. "This centralized location will enhance our multi-disciplinary approach," said Dr. N. Joseph Espat, Interim Director of the Cancer Center and Chief of Surgical Oncology. "Patients, families, physicians, and staff can seamlessly move from one location to another, which will heighten the continuity of cancer care, while improving physician collaboration."