- ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER FIRST IN NEW ENGLAND TO ACQUIRE NANOKNIFE
Roger Williams Medical Center is the first hospital in New England to offer a novel
cancer therapy to treat inoperable tumors located in sensitive organs like the pancreas
and liver. The NanoKnife probes are used to rapidly deliver very short electrical
pulses that target the tumor. The normal tissue around the tumor is spared, while
the tumor tissue itself is destroyed. The NanoKnife system is approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration. It provides an important new minimally invasive treatment
option that can be used in a significant number of patients who are not eligible
for more traditional approaches. Call 401-456-2464 for more information or to schedule
- DR. N. JOSEPH ESPAT NAMED RWMC DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY CHAIRMAN
Dr. Espat has been appointed at the Chairman of the Roger Williams Department of
Surgery after having served in an interim capacity. In addition to serving as the
Chairman of Surgery, Dr. Espat will continue as the Cancer Center Director and Chief
of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Steven Katz has been appointed as the Director of the
Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, which recently received 3-year accreditation
from the Society of Surgical Oncology.
- SURGICAL ONCOLOGY LABORATORY RECEIVES NIH GRANT
The Surgical Immunotherapy Laboratory, led by Dr. Steven C. Katz, received an award
from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop novel immunotherapies for
liver metastases. Research conducted in the lab parallels the ongoing HITM (Hepatic
ImmunoTherapy for Metastases) clinical trial, which is presently enrolling patients.
The HITM program seeks to use reprogrammed T cells that are capable to recognizing
and destroying cancer cells with exquisite specificity.
Our surgeons specialize in minimally-invasive
laparoscopic surgery. Click on the links below
to see them at work.
Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery
Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
Laparoscopic Esophagus Surgery
See the report on Health Check 10 on
Microwave ablation technology
at Roger Williams Medical Center,
the first hospital in the country to perform this procedure.
Click here to hear a message from our
director, Dr. N. Joseph Espat.