Find a PhysicianContact Us    facebook_icon40.png  twitter_icon40.png  youtube_icon40.png
The Cancer Center

Services and Staff

Support Groups

Clinical Trials 

Patient Profiles

Learning Center

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
The Cancer Center
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 729-2700

2012 Cancer Annual Report

Click here to learn about donation opportunities at The Cancer Center
Patient Profiles

keogh_image.jpgElizabeth Keogh - Attleboro, Mass resident Elizabeth Keogh has led a full life. An elementary teacher for nearly 30 years in Foxboro, Mass., she later managed a group home for adults with mental retardation and was an activity director at a nursing home.  But none of her careers prepared her for a diagnosis of cancer.   

rocha_image.jpgVirginia Rocha
“Everything has been great,” says East Providence resident Virginia Rocha. “I feel good and I’m back to gardening.” Her bountiful plot of organic tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and basil at the Church of the Epiphany’s Community Garden speaks for itself. Before retiring, for nearly four decades Virginia cared for others - in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences - as a certified nursing assistant.

gorman_image.jpgPaul Gorman
A disorder that had troubled him since childhood – common variable immune deficiency (CVID) - brought North Smithfield resident Paul Gorman to The Cancer Center.  In the spring of 2009 he had a PET scan of a swollen lymph node. A biopsy confirmed that it was Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Chemotherapy and radiation followed, and thirteen weeks later, in July 2009, he was back at his desk at Gateway Health Center where he has been a mental health counselor for more than a decade.

Octavio Medeiros
For East Providence resident Octavio Medeiros, listening to classical music is not only an enjoyable pastime, but also a form of relaxation therapy. And although he didn’t expect it, he found the staff of The Cancer Center instrumental in reducing his anxiety when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Have a Question? Call 1-800-647-4362 to speak with our physician referral service


 Search for a Doctor

Memorial Info

Care New England
  Butler Hospital
  Kent Hospital
  VNA of CNE
  Women & Infants

Contact Us 

Locations & Directions 
Departments & Programs
  Emergency Services
  Family Care Center
  Hernia Center
  Stroke Center
  Surgical Services
  View all services

Patient Guide
  Downloadable Guide
  Visitors Information
  Medical Records
  Questions & Concerns

Education & Research
  Family Medicine Residency
  Internal Medicine Residency
  School of Nurse Anesthesia
  Podiatric Surgery Residency
 Follow Us Online at:

facebook_icon40.png  twitter_icon40.png  youtube_icon40.png  
© 2014 MHRI, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 729-2000
Site credits & acknowledgements.