August 13, 2020

ASTRO announces 2020 elections results

Congratulations to the following newly elected members of ASTRO’s Board of Directors: President-elect Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia; Clinical Affairs and Quality Council Vice-chair Eric Ford, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle; Education Council Vice-chair Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Government Relations…

July 29, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Radiation Oncology residents

By Amy Widner The Radiation Oncology Residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received full 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. When efforts to launch the program began in 2017, there was no residency training for radiation oncology in the state, and Arkansas was one of the…

June 19, 2020

Global Insights

Arpan Prabhu

Dr. Arpan Prabhu, a Radiation Oncology resident, was interviewed in an article published in Medscape en Español that discusses the growing online presence of physicians, as well as patient reviews, around the world. The article, translated as “Can the opinions of patients on the internet be worth more than professional merits?” highlighted Dr. Prabhu’s previously…

Findings on DNA Damage Repair Published by UAMS Cancer Researcher

View Larger Image A UAMS research team led by Justin Leung, Ph.D., (pictured front) was published in the journal Nature Communications. Co-authors of the study are Jessica Kelliher, B.S., (left) and Kirk West, Ph.D. Findings on DNA Damage Repair Published by UAMS Cancer Researcher By Susan Van Dusen June 3, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — A…

May 20, 2020

New Paper Published

Members of Dr. Justin Leung’s lab, Jessica Kelliher and Kirk West, have published their paper.  Their work: “Histone H2A variants alpha1-extension helix directs RNF168-mediated ubiquitination” has been published in the “Nature Communications” journal. The article can be found HERE Congratulations to Jessica and Kirk for the publication.

May 6, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncologist Awarded $1.86 Million National Cancer Institute Grant

UAMS Radiation Oncologist Awarded $1.86 Million National Cancer Institute Grant

April 29, 2020

Scholarly Work

Dr. Arpan Prabhu, a first-year Radiation Oncology resident, recently published two manuscripts. The first article, in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, examined the federal political contribution characteristics of U.S. radiation oncologists from 2003-2018. The manuscript was originally accepted as an oral abstract for the American Radium Society conference, which was postponed due to COVID-19….

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…

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