Salisbury Farm, Johnston RI

September 15th, 2019



About the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG)

The Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) was created in 1994 to coordinate clinical cancer research for Brown’s affiliated hospitals and Alpert Medical School faculty. BrUOG’s main mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary cancer clinical trials. BrUOG provides the infrastructure for the efficient development and implementation of these trials, which are created by Brown University faculty.  

The trials sponsored by BrUOG investigate novel, cutting-edge applications of chemotherapy, biologic agents and other cancer treatments.  Our trials are unique because they are investigator-initiated—conceptualized by practicing physicians, not by pharmaceutical companies. As such, these trials represent an incredibly important sector of cancer research. Because medical, radiation and surgical oncologists are deeply familiar with both the latest research and stark realities of cancer, they are an unrivaled source of ideas for novel approaches to treatments

Learn more about BrUOG here


How to Register or Donate

Tour De Rhody is complete for 2019, but plans are already underway for fall of 2020. Look for a new website reaching at least the expected technology level of 2013 with the ability to create individual and team pages. We hope you join us again!


Event History

As a Hematologist/Oncologist in the Lifespan Cancer Institute, I witness first-hand all the good that BrUOG can do for my patients. The consortium of Brown affiliated hospitals created by BrUOG allows hematologists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologist and others to develop investigator-initiated clinical trials. These trials are developed based on the needs of the patients that we care for right here in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.

I also ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine (maybe not in ice). Bringing Tour de Rhody to fruition combines two of my passions; oncology research and bike riding. This event will be a ton of fun while simultaneously supporting a great cause. I really hope you can join us. Thank you, Dr Thomas Ollila. 

Ride info

Choose one of three routes in advance or day of the ride. I keep tinkering with rides, finding something I like more on each tryout. Options include a 15 mile loop around the Scituate Reservoir or challenge yourself to a 30 mile loop extending the short loop through beautiful country side. For an extra challenge, my favorite ride so far has been the 45 miles gravel loop with about a third on dirt roads.. Updates on Facebook. 

Tour De Rhody at Salisbury Farm

11 Peck Hill Road, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, United States