Geriatric Oncology Program

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For Referring Physicians

Older patients being treated for cancer bring a special set of challenges. Our goal is to work with referring physicians to optimize the care and outcomes of older oncology patients. Physicians in the community can feel comfortable collaborating with a team that is highly trained in both cancer care and elder care.

Our team members include:

  • Oncology physicians specially trained in the care of older patients
  • Geriatricians
  • Registered dieticians
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Registered pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Psychiatric clinical specialists
  • Oncology-trained and certified nurses
  • Palliative care professionals
  • Nurse navigators

For Physician Offices

To refer patients to the Geriatric Oncology Program, please call 401-456-2077 and select Option 1 or 2.

You can also e-mail us at: geriatriconcology@chartercare.org