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The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, 2017. Proudly created with

Past Events

2019 Skin Check Highlights


Total Number of People Screened


Total Number of People with Suspected Melanoma


Total Number of Recommended Biopsies


Total Number of People with Suspected Non-Melanoma


Total Number of Suspected Skin Cancers


Total Number of Suspected Precancers

Here are the results from our skin cancer screening events for this past summer. Click here to learn more about our screening program!

Partnership Exhibits at “Avenues of Healing, Transcending Tragedy”

On Saturday, October 12, the Partnership was an exhibitor at the “Avenues of  Healing: Transcending Tragedy” presented by the Lifespan Cancer Institute and Lifespan Community Health Institute. Keynote speaker, Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH, CPS/A, CPE, FACPE gave an inspiring talk about her own breast cancer treatment and philosophy of living life to the fullest after a devastating diagnosis. Pictured here is Joe Dziobek, Director of the Partnership with Ana C. Almeida DoRosario, Community

Outreach Coordinator for the Lifespan Community Health Institute (LCHI) and Angela Hall Jones, Health Systems Manager, Hospitals for the American Cancer Society, (ACS) Inc. Northeast Region. The Partnership has a close working relationship with the LCHI having conducted Skin Checks on seven beaches this summer in collaboration with the LCHI. The Partnership has also collaborated with the ACS on numerous occasions, most recently of which was Joe’s roundtrip ride from Snug Harbor to Watch Hill and back raising over $3,000 as part of the “Real Men Wear Pink” fundraising campaign.

2019 CTC-RI Annual Conference

The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI) aims to transform primary care in the state via an integrative healthcare system that consists of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). These models focus on prevention, wellness, and treatment.

The Partnership is proud to be part of their annual conference this fall, to learn more about effective primary care strategies to best meet patient needs and to educate about our role in the primary care system. 

Providers, Nurse Care Managers, Care Coordinators, Behavioral Health Staff, Medical Assistants, and Community Health Workers are encouraged to join us! For more information or to register:

Avenues of Healing

You’re invited...

to an enjoyable and educational morning about breast cancer and survivorship,

Avenues of HealingTranscending Tragedy

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Main Ballroom, Warwick, RI


Keynote Presentation by Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH, CPS/A, CPE, FACPE. Author, board-certified occupational and environmental medicine physician, and breast cancer survivor. Sheri Prentiss addresses Transcending 

Tragedy—life after breast cancer and living life to the fullest after a devastating diagnosis. 


Simultaneous translation will be offered in Spanish. 

Passport to Survivorship

The Passport to Survivorship at the Flames of Hope is a free health and wellness expo open to cancer patients, survivors, and the general public. The event will run on October 5th, from 8am to 3pm at the RI Convention Center. In addition to the interactive exhibits, keynote speakers, and presenters, the Partnership will be back with their partners for another skin check from 10:30am to 1:00pm!

RI Ovarian Cancer Alliance 5K Run/Walk 

Ovarian cancer affects less than 1% of the population but is one of the deadliest cancers, with women most often diagnosed in Stages III and IV.  Funding for research and treatment options pales in comparison with funding for other types of cancers such as breast and lung cancer. The Partnership was proud to be an exhibitor at the RI Ovarian Cancer Alliance’s 4th annual walk/run event on September 22 and was also pleased to speak with survivors about a national program which is being implemented locally on six university campuses entitled: “Survivors Teaching Students” (STS).  Seven women signed up at the event to become volunteer STS presenters. For more information about the program, contact Kelly Smith, Program Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the RI Health Department, at or Megan Daniel, Coordinator of Community Health Projects at the Partnership, at

Real Men Wear Pink Ride

On Saturday, September 21 I will be riding my bike accompanied by my neighbor Tony, from my home in Snug Harbor to Watch Hill and back a total of 56 miles. I chose to do this to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink Providence” campaign. The funds will be used to help fight breast cancer. Thus far I have received over $3,000 in contributions. The weather is predicted to be summer like so it should be a very pleasant ride as we pass a number of beaches along the way. The campaign runs thru the end of October so if you would like to support the campaign, please visit the website:'s-real-men-ride/ to view my profile and make a contribution.

RI State Arts and Health Plan

The RI Department of Health and RI State Council on the Arts partnered to develop a State Arts and Health Plan that focuses on integration of art and health in Rhode Island. The State Plan follows policy, practice, and research recommendations that will be implemented by stakeholders to effect change among 5 areas including: 

  • Patient Care

  • Education

  • Community Well-Being

  • Healing Environments

  • Care for Caregivers

The Partnership is pleased to have joined this initiative and welcome you to join us at the State Plan release in September. For more information, please see below!

JAF Night @ the PawSox


Come join me and my wife Linda at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, August 3rd at 5:30 to watch the PawSox play Rochester and support the Joe Andruzzi Foundation at the same time! A portion of the ticket sales will go to the JAF which gives grants to families who are in need of assistance due to the cost of cancer care.  Joe and Jen Andruzzi presented on the topic of the financial burden of cancer at our recent June Summit.