Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic

Lifespan Cancer Institute

The Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic of the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital offers patients the highest level of expertise in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and support, resulting in:

  • Early detection of breast cancer
  • Treatments that allow many women to continue their usual activities
  • Prompt attention to symptoms caused either by the disease or side effects of treatment
  • Integrated facilities that offer patients convenient and prompt care from initial visit through treatment and recovery

Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team of Experts

Our multidisciplinary teams include many dedicated specialists—surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse navigators, psychiatrists, social workers, pathologists, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, and experts in genetics, cancer research and survivorship. Every week, physicians involved in a patient’s care meet in a tumor board to discuss the unique circumstances of the patient’s condition and treatment to provide an appropriate treatment plan.

Stephanie Graff, MD

She Discovers, So You Can Thrive

Because Stephanie Graff, MD is leading breakthrough breast cancer studies at the Lifespan Cancer Institute, her patients have the most current and effective treatments, including hormone therapies, breast conservation surgery, and devices that lessen chemotherapy side effects.

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Five Things To Know About Breast Cancer Screening

Have a mammogram coming up? This and other breast cancer screening tests are the best way to find cancer early.

Cancer Experts in the News

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Stephanie L. Graff, MD, was named "Woman Disruptor of the Year" during the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference.

Read "Five Questions with: Dr. Stephanie L. Graff" (Providence Business News, July 10, 2022)

Stephanie L. Graff, MD, discusses breast cancer trials coming to the Lifespan Cancer Institute (Boston Globe, June 21, 2022)

Breast self exam

How to perform a breast self-exam?

The most important function that a breast self-exam serves is to allow you to become more familiar with your breasts and aware of their normal look and feel.

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Are you at risk?

While the best way to stay informed is by speaking to your doctor, take the quiz  to see if you are at risk of developing breast cancer.

Lifespan Locations

Over 1,620 hospitals and clinics throughout Rhode Island, here are some featured locations: