Oncologist honored by Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island

DR. ROBERT LEGARE, center, with Joseph Dziobek, executive consultant for the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, and his wife, Linda Dziobek, a registered nurse who was one of Legare’s patients and a 16-year ovarian cancer survivor. / COURTESY SMILOW CANCER HOSPITAL

WESTERLY – Dr. Robert Legare, a cancer specialist who practices in both Westerly and Connecticut, has been presented with the 2020 Dr. Joseph DiMase Memorial Healthcare Professional Award.

Legare received the award on Nov. 5 during the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island’s virtual cancer summit.

Legare, who is an associate clinical professor of medical oncology and medical director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital care centers in Westerly and Waterford, Conn., was the keynote speaker for the event.

He was honored for his decades of work in improving cancer detection and access to health and social services for patients, and for his dedication to cancer prevention.

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Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.

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