All cancer centers are not the same. For patients and their loved ones, the choice of where to go for cancer care is an incredibly personal -- and important -- decision. More Rhode Islanders and others in our region are choosing the Cancer Center at Roger Williams Medical Center for their care.
Our Cancer Center’s recent designation as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Center is a reflection of a growing program that is caring for more people each year, while training new physicians and providing access to the latest cancer-related clinical trials.
In February 2015, the Cancer Center at Roger Williams joined a select group of cancer centers in New England and across the country to receive this designation from the Commission on Cancer. Nationally, only 13% of the more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer programs hold the designation as an Academic Comprehensive Center.
For patients, this means the Cancer Center at Roger Williams has met a strict set of criteria including:
- more than 500 newly diagnosed cancer cases each year;
- postgraduate medical education in at least four program areas, including internal medicine and general surgery;
- a full range of diagnostic and treatment services either on-site or by referral;
- participation in cancer-related clinical research either by enrolling patients in cancer-related clinical trials or by referring patients for enrollment at another facility or through a physician’s office.
This means when you choose Roger Williams for cancer care, you are in the hands of some of the most experienced surgeons, doctors, clinicians, and researchers found anywhere.
To learn more about the Roger Williams Cancer Center, please visit www.weknowcancer.org or call 401-456-2077.