Cancer Care

Helping Women with Breast, Colorectal and Gynecologic Cancers

We know that when your doctor says the word “cancer,” time seems to stop. Maybe you catch your breath, your fingers digging into the chair arms. Maybe the tears start to flow. Maybe you feel paralyzed by fear. That one word can bring you to your knees, but we are here to bring you back up again.  

Whether you have gynecologic, breast or colorectal cancer, our approach at Women & Infants Hospital is simple – we believe that cancer is not the only part of you that needs care. We understand that you are dynamic and we have established a full array of services to help you and your family continue to live your lives while you undergo treatment.  

This includes integrative therapies that help ease the discomfort, nutritionists to make sure you’re taking in enough of the right kinds of foods to keep you strong, navigators to help guide you through the maze of appointments, a friendly dog to pet while you get chemo, and support groups to share your thoughts with other women who understand.  

From the minute you hear the word “cancer,” we are here to help you in this part of your life. 

View Our Cancer Committee/Cancer Program Highlights

Contact Information

Program in Women's Oncology
668 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903

Gynecologic Oncology
P: (401) 453-7520
F: (401) 453-7529

Breast Health Center
P: (401) 453-7540
F: (401) 453-7785

No Show Policy
We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants Hospital's physician practices. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice.

Please be advised that the following location is a provider-based clinic and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

Cancer Care Services

Breast Cancer

Staff at our Breast Health Center are passionate about helping women with breast cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

The Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Health is an all-female practice that offers screenings and treatment for colorectal cancer.

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Gynecologic Cancer

Our Program in Women’s Oncology treats women with ovarian, uterine, vulvar, and fallopian tube cancers. 

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Cancer Prevention

Patients referred to the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are given a consultation with a cancer genetic counselor.

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Cancer Screening

Learn about our cancer screening services and options.

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Lymphedema Therapy

This comprehensive approach to lymphedema management can reduce the build-up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs. 

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Integrative Care

While alternative therapies are not a substitute for proven cancer treatments, they can improve the quality of life for some patients and their families.

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Sexuality, Intimacy & Fertility

Cancer is devastating enough, but sexual intimacy doesn't have to disappear as a result.

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Rehabilitation Program

This is for patients who want to work hard to do more on their own. Our goal is to help you live your life as you did before you came to the hospital. 

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Nutrition for Patients

Our dietitians can meet with you to develop an individualized meal plan based on your specific nutrition goals and food preferences.

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Palliative Care

Specialized medical care for people with serious illness and focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms.

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Infusion Center

We believe in treating all of our patients’ needs along their cancer journey, and doing so in modern and comfortable surroundings. 

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Diagnostic Imaging

Women & Infants is a women's specialty hospital, but we see both men and women for diagnostic imaging tests.

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Support Groups

Women & Infants offers a variety of support groups for cancer patients and their families.

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Tumor Board

One of the key elements of The Program in Women's Oncology is its multidisciplinary tumor board.

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Patient Education

Explore additional patient education and resources. 

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To streamline the check-in process for new patients, please print and complete this registration form and bring it to your first visit.

Program in Women's Oncology

668 Eddy St.
Providence, RI 02905 
P: (401) 453-7520  
F: (401) 453-7529  

Hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Monday-Friday Scheduling of appointments is flexible.  

Fall River

373 New Boston Road
Fall River, MA 02720
P: (508) 235-3500
F: (508) 679-1205


119 Sachem Street
Norwich, CT 06360
P: (860) 885-1202
F: (860) 885-1228


Center for Health Education - South County
Building F5
79 South County Commons Way
Wakefield, RI 02879
P: (401) 782-6866
F: (401) 783-9946

Meet the Cancer Care Team

Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD

Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD, is a 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 Hospital, where he also serves as the program’s director of research.

Lindsey Beffa

Lindsey Beffa, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist in the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

David Edmonson, MD

David Edmonson, MD, is the medical director of the Lymphedema Program for Women & Infants’ Program in Women’s Oncology. He is studying ways to help prevent and treat lymphedema, the swelling of the arms or legs that can occur in patients who have had lymph nodes removed as a part of their cancer surgery. 

Jennifer S. Gass, MD

Jennifer S. Gass, MD, is chief of surgery at Women & Infants Hospital, director of the breast fellowship at the Breast Health Center, as well as clinical assistant professor at Brown Medical School from 1993-present. She is board certified in both general surgery and critical care.

Cornelius Granai, III,, MD

Cornelius O. “Skip” Granai III, MD, FACOG, FACS, is an associate professor at Brown University. He heads a team including residents, three gynecologic oncology fellows, four certified oncology nurses, three nurse practitioners and the multi disciplinary support of many others including medical students from Brown and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Lokich, MD

Cara Mathews, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and surgeon who is trained in robotic gynecologic surgery. A graduate of Dartmouth College's medical school, she completed her residency at Women & Infants and a fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. 

Matthew T. Oliver, MD

Matthew T. Oliver is a gynecologic oncologist at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital. He received his doctor of medicine degree from East Tennessee State University James H.

Katina Robison, MD

Katina Robison, MD, a gynecologic oncologist, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the director of research for the Program in Women’s Oncology, director of the Women’s Intimacy and Sexual Health (WISH) Clinic, and co-director of the Colposcopy Clinic at Women & Infants Hospital. 

Bachir J. Sakr, MD

Bachir J. Sakr, MD, joined the Program in Women's Oncology in 2007. Dr. Sakr received a degree in medicine from The Lebanese University in Lebanon, and completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Ashley R. Stuckey, MD

Ashley R. Stuckey, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon in the Program in Women's Oncology and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned a bachelor's of arts degree in french from Davidson College, and a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. 

William M. Sikov, MD

William Sikov, MD joined the staff of the Breast Health Center in July 2003 and became both a full-time faculty member and associate director for clinical research in the Program in Women’s Oncology in August 2014. His academic interests include clinical and translational research.

Micaela Weaver, MD