2018 ACS CAN Rhode Island Research Breakfast

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Roger Williams Park Casino
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907

Please join us for the 5th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast!

This year's event will discuss the ground breaking strides seen in cancer treatment and care in Rhode Island, featuring a panel of experts that will highlight the impacts of innovation in the health care sector.

Last year's program featured Senator Jack Reed, Dr. Paul A. DiSilvestro, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and the director of the Program in Women's Oncology and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Women & Infants Hospitals and Dr. Howard Safran, the chief of hematology/oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute and medical director for the Brown University Oncology Group. 

Confirmed Speakers

Vic Vetters, General Manager of WJAR - Emcee

Ana Novais, MA, Deputy Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

Confirmed Panelists

Steven Katz, MD - Director of Surgical Immunotherapy and Director of Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center

Thomas Renaud, MD - Pediatric Oncology Hematology Specialist at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital

Angela Taber, MD - Palliative Care Specialist and Medical Oncologist at Lifespan Cancer Institute

Duncan Whitney, PhD - Janssen Oncology Research and Development

The panel will be moderated by Kayla Rosati, EdM, CCRP, the Director of the Brown University Oncology Research Group.



The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nations' leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. Whether it is increasing cancer research and prevention funding or improving access to health coverage, ACS CAN protect the needs of patients and families, working to ensure that our innovation ecosystem remains strong and everyone has the access to care they need to prevent, detect and fight cancer.

Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate and Individual Sponsorships are available to support the annual ACS CAN Rhode Island Research Breakfast and the important work that ACS CAN does every day.

To learn more about Corporate Event Sponsorship Opportunities click here. To become a corporate sponsor, click the button  "BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR" at the top of the page or click here.

Individual Sponsorships are also available. To learn more about Individual Sponsorship Opportunities click here. To become an Individual Sponsor or purchase a ticket please click here

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors for their support!


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Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC


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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Janssen Oncology





Capitol City Group

Rockland Trust


Steve & Sharon Jackson




For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Cori Chandler at [email protected].