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CUSTOM TREATMENT: Normand Audette, of Cumberland, had some of his lung tissue tested for biomarkers that allowed doctors to develop the most effective way to battle his cancer. Starting in 2024, such advanced testing will be covered by health insurers in Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. requires insurers cover biomarker testing

Dizziness, memory loss, anxiety and a perpetually swollen left foot and ankle are among the side effects Normand Audette has experienced from taking an...
AT HER EXPENSE: It’s been three years since Barbara Baker was diagnosed with colon cancer. While her treatment was successful, it has cost her thousands of dollars and counting. / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Cancer patients finding costs are overwhelming

Barbara Baker went to Rhode Island Hospital in 2017 for a routine colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. “I had to put...

ACS CAN honors Brown Dermatology doctors for helping to make teen...

PROVIDENCE – Three Brown Dermatology physicians were honored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network during its annual Cancer Research Breakfast at Roger...

Button Hole charity golf tournament to benefit American Cancer Society

PROVIDENCE – Button Hole Golf Course will hold a charity golf tournament on Aug. 5 to benefit the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 40 in the nation for state spending as a percentage of CDC recommended spending for tobacco use prevention and quitting programs. / COURTESY CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS

Report: R.I. ranks 40th for tobacco prevention program funding

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island ranked No. 40 nationwide in funding tobacco use prevention and quitting programs, and will spend less than one percent of...
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