March 27, 2020

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight: Dr. Robert Griffin

Dr. Griffin Cancer Institute Member

Much of Dr. Griffin’s work has involved studying the interactions of normal and tumor microvasculature with tumor cells in the context of blood flow, hypoxia and the tumor microenvironment. Applied studies using various nanomaterials (e.g., nanoliposomes and various nanomedicines) for targeted delivery to the tumor vasculature to improve responses to radiation, thermal treatment, or chemotherapy…

February 28, 2020

A new mechanism of chemotherapeutic drug-induced peripheral neuropathic pain

Little Rock, Arkansas. Lead by Dr. Fen Xia, a world-renown radiation oncologist and cancer biologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) scientists have discovered a new mechanism of chemotherapeutic drug-induced neuropathic pain, which has been accepted to publish in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Xia’s research team members, Drs. Manchao Zhang, Wuying…

February 7, 2020

Dr. Lewis Awarded New Practitioner Seed Grant

Gary Lewis, M.D.

Dr. Gary Lewis, one of Radiation Oncology’s newest physicians, has been awarded a grant from the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). The New Practitioner Seed Grant award is to help fund the Preop vs Postop SRS trial. This trial is for patients with brain metastases (cancer from somewhere else that has spread to the…

February 5, 2020

Dr. Prabhu wins Grant

Arpan Prabhu

Radiation Oncology Resident, Dr. Arpan Prabhu was awarded a travel grant to attend the American College of Radiation Oncology’s Annual meeting! This highly coveted grant is awarded to the most inspiring trainees across the country and Dr. Prabhu was one of the recipients from a large pool of applications! The American College of Radiation Oncology…

September 19, 2019

Radiation Oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., Joins UAMS

Gary Lewis, M.D.

By Susan Van Dusen Sept. 16, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – Radiation oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. He also serves as assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. His clinical practice focuses…

August 21, 2019

Radiation Oncology Interest Group Lunch Talk

*The ROIG is hosting a Lunch Talk on Thursday, August 22nd from 12-1pm in Education 2 building Room G131A. We will be talking about the field of Radiation Oncology and discussing opportunities to get involved with research and shadowing. Lunch is provided!

Radiation Oncology Interest Group

The UAMS Radiation Oncology Interest Group is dedicated to fostering an interest in the exciting field of Radiation Oncology. Radiation Oncology is a small field that students have limited exposure to in the medical curriculum, and ROIG aims to bridge this gap. We connect interested students to key resources in the Radiation Oncology Department and…

June 21, 2019

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., Ds.C. (center) is pictured with collaborators (left to right) Laura Hutchins, M.D.; James Y. Suen, M.D.; Ekaterina I. Galanzha, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.; Eric Siegel, M.S.; Issam Makhoul, M.D.; Azemat Jamshidi-Parsian, M.S.; Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Ph.D; and Aayire C. Yadem, M.S.

Radiation Oncology Senior Research Associate, Azemat “AJ” Jamshidi-Parsian, was a collaborator on research that has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies. Read more about the story from UAMS HERE

April 29, 2019

Resident Dr. Patel Scores in 98th Percentile

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Congratulations to our PGY-2 resident Mausam Patel, M.D., who scored in the top 98% in his In-Training Exam!  That is certainly an achievement to feel good about!

October 9, 2018

On the Forefront

Congratulations to Drs. Robert Griffin and José Peñagarícano of the Department of Radiation Oncology, who were among the national experts invited to speak at a recent workshop, co-hosted by the National Cancer Institute and the Radiosurgery Society, on innovative techniques for improving outcomes in locally advanced tumors. The Aug. 21 workshop at the NIH in…

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