Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Lifespan Cancer Institute

Innovative Cancer Research and Newest Treatments

The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam, and Newport hospitals 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. Our medical professionals can answer questions and help determine whether participation in one of our research programs is beneficial for the patient. 

Cancer treatments include the latest chemotherapy, biologic agents, radiation oncology, surgery, and image-guided procedures. Many of these are not available elsewhere in New England.

Clinical Trials Program Overview

Benedito Carneiro, MD, director of clinical research and cancer drug development, discusses the robust clinical trials program at the Lifespan Cancer institute. 

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Lifespan and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Lifespan Cancer Institute have created a strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research. Learn more

COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development

In addition, the COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development (CCRD) is the only hospital-based center for cancer research in Rhode Island that is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Science research conducted at this center is used to design and implement novel diagnostic and treatment protocols benefiting patients at the Lifespan Cancer Institute and in the community at large. Learn more

The Joint Program in Cancer Biology

The Joint Program in Cancer Biology at Brown and Lifespan is a world-class cancer research program brings basic science discoveries about cancer, interdisciplinary clinical, translational, and population research to innovative therapeutic, disease intervention and cancer prevention clinical trials to patients in Rhode Island. Learn more

Research assistants at Hasbro Children's Hospital

Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Learn more about the innovative cancer research and current clinical trials at the Lifespan Cancer Institute.

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Donate to 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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Cancer Research and Clinical Trials Locations