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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Locations

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

Norwich

17 Case Street
Norwich, CT 06360
P: (401) 453-7520
F: (401) 453-7529

Wakefield

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

Gynecologic Oncologists

Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD
Director, Program in Women’s Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Director, Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Director, Division of Gyn Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 1999
  • Completed his ObGyn residency and two years of post-graduate training in gynecologic oncology at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University and his gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma
  • Academic interests include gynecologic cancer clinical trials
Lindsey B. Beffa, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Board eligible in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Assistant Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2019
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at the University of Missouri Health Care of Columbia, Missouri, and her gynecologic oncology fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include education, global health, dysplasia, and cancer genetics
Elizabeth Lokich, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Associate Residency Program Director for the ObGyn Residency
  • Leader, Residency Education in Gynecologic Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2016
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center of Lebanon, New Hampshire, and her gynecologic oncology fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include resident/fellow education and quality improvement
Cara A. Mathews, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Course Leader, Medical Student Education in Gynecologic Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Associate Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2012
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University and her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma
  • Academic interests include drug development, clinical trials, and medical education
Katina M. Robison, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Director, Research at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Director, Women’s Intimacy and Sexual Health (WISH) Clinic
  • Associate Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2009
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University and her gynecologic oncology fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include research on cancer prevention, sexual health, quality of life, and survivorship as well as global health
Ashley R. Stuckey, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist and Breast Surgeon
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship of Women & Infants Hospital
  • Associate Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2010
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pelvic surgery fellowship at Lahey Clinic of Burlington, Massachusetts, and her gynecologic oncology and breast disease fellowship training at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include hereditary cancers

Breast Surgeons

Jennifer S. Gass, MD
  • General/Breast Surgeon
  • Board-certified in General Surgery
  • Director, Breast Health Center of Women & Infants Hospital
  • Chief of Surgery, Women & Infants Hospital
  • Course Leader, Medical Student Education in Breast Disease at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery and Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 1992
  • Completed her general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and oncoplastic training at L’Institute du Sein, Paris, France
  • Academic interests include oncoplastic, survivorship, and sexual health after cancer treatment
David A. Edmonson, MD
  • General/Breast Surgeon
  • Board-certified in General Surgery
  • Director, Breast Disease Fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Director, Lymphedema Program, Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2005
  • Completed his general surgery residency at Albany Medical Center of Albany, New York, and his breast disease fellowship training at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include the use of technology in patient education and lymphedema prevention and management
Ashley R. Stuckey, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncologist and Breast Surgeon
  • Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship of Women & Infants Hospital
  • Associate Professor of ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2010
  • Completed her ObGyn residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pelvic surgery fellowship at Lahey Clinic of Burlington, Massachusetts, and her gynecologic oncology and breast disease fellowship training at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include hereditary cancers
Micaela A. Weaver, DO
  • General/Breast Surgeon
  • Board-certified in General Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor, Departments of Surgery and ObGyn, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Leader, Residency Education in Breast Disease
  • Has been in practice since 2020
  • Completed her general surgery residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center of Flushing, New York, and her breast disease fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
  • Academic interests include surgical education and resident experience, as well as gender equity in surgical fields

Plastic Surgeon

Erik A. Hoy, MD
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Board-certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2012
  • Completed his plastic surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University and his plastics fellowship at Maxwell Aesthetics, LLC, of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Academic interests include advanced techniques for breast reconstruction using the patient’s own breast tissues (oncoplastic reconstruction), aesthetic and reconstructive breast and body contouring surgeries, fat transfer procedures and lipofilling, form-stable (gummy bear) breast implant procedures, and soft-tissue reconstruction after cancer (skin, breast, etc.)

Medical Oncologists

Bachir J. Sakr, MD
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Director, Infusion Center of Program in Women’s Oncology of Women & Infants Hospital
  • Director, Medical Oncology of Women & Infants Hospital
  • Course Leader, Medical Student Education in Women’s Cancers at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator and Assistant Professor of ObGyn, Clinician Educator at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2002
  • Completed his internal medicine residency at Detroit Medical Center of Detroit, Michigan, and his fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Academic interests include the treatment of breast cancer and benign hematologic conditions in pregnancy
William Sikov, MD
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator and Associate Professor of ObGyn, Clinician Educator at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 1989
  • Completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his hematology-oncology fellowship at New England Medical Center
  • Academic interests include designing and conducting clinical research trials related to the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of early-stage and advanced breast cancer

Radiation Oncologists

Angela K. DeRobertis, MD
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Has been in practice since 2001
  • Completed her internal medicine internship at Abington Memorial Hospital of Abington, Pennsylvania, and her radiation oncology fellowships at Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston Texas
  • Academic interests include breast and gynecologic malignancies and general radiation
Alexandra Sherman, MD
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Board-certified in Radiation Oncology
  • Has been in practice since 2015
  • Completed her internal medicine internship at Carney Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a combined residency in radiation oncology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Academic interests include breast and gynecology cancers and palliative care

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