April 5, 2019

Students Hope to Lift Cancer Patients’ Spirits with Painted Radiation Masks

KATV picture

Artwork produced by local high school students will be on display at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. The project, Paint over Pain, aims to lift patients’ spirits by bringing beauty to a frightening part of treatment: radiation masks. Radiation masks immobilize patients during treatment by holding their head and neck in place for precise radiation…

December 11, 2018

Eight-Year Old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

Little girl with RadOnc staff

It’s common to hear bells at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. When a patient completes their final treatment, they celebrate by stepping up to the large brass bell on the wall and giving it a ring. For 8-year-old Abigail Lewis, however, one ring was not enough. After finishing a milestone 30th radiation treatment, Abigail grabbed the braided…

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…

July 10, 2018

Jian Fang, Ph.D., Graduates from Medical Physics Residency

Dr. Fang with the UAMS Radiation Oncology Faculty

Dr. Jian Fang graduated from the Medical Physics Residency program on June 29th, 2018. Dr. Fang has been a Resident with the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics program for 2 years. After graduation, Dr. Fang has accepted a position at Baylor Scott and White Health in Texas. Congratulations and good luck!

June 5, 2018

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Radio Interview

UAMS in Little Rock is one of the leading cancer research institutions in the nation. Part of that research and service is in the area of Radiation Therapy. This program from KUAR brings three of the most important Oncologists discussing the scope of their field from the earlier decades to the present. Dr. Loverd Peacock,…

May 29, 2018

Retired Lieutenant General Faces Prostate Cancer Head-on at UAMS

Picture of George Crocker

George Crocker is up to just about any challenge. A retired Army lieutenant general, Crocker spent the good part of his life defending his country both at home and abroad. From two tours in Vietnam to serving as commander at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, Crocker made a lasting mark through his distinguished military service….

May 21, 2018

Medical Student Awarded Eleanor Duncan Oncology Scholarship

Scarlett Acklin

Scarlett Acklin, a third-year medical student active in research within the UAMS Department of Radiation Oncology, was awarded the 2018-2019 Eleanor Duncan Oncology Scholarship from the Conway Regional Health Foundation.  Scarlett has been conducting her medical research in Dr. Fen Xia’s research lab. Scarlett’s research project is investigating the underlining molecular mechanism of cancer therapy induced peripheral…

April 24, 2018

Patel Joins UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency

Mausam Patel

Mausam Patel, M.D. 2018 Resident We are exited to announce that Mausam Patel will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Radiation Oncology Residency Program.  Mausam will be the first Radiation Oncology resident in Arkansas.  He will be joining us in mid-June 2018.

Prabhu to join UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency

Arpan Prabhu

Arpan V. Prabhu 2019 Resident We are excited to announce that Arpan Prabhu, a current fourth-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Radiation Oncology residency program at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in July of 2019. Prior to matriculating into the…

UAMS to Offer Arkansas’ First-ever Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Group photo of Fen Xia, Thomas Kim, and Ellie Dickinson

Radiation oncology is a complex and competitive field, attracting some of the brightest medical students from across the country. Until now, however, anyone in Arkansas interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology had to leave the state for advanced training. This summer, that will change when Arkansas’ first-ever radiation oncology residency program welcomes its…

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