In this May/June edition of Arkansas Medical News, there is an interview with Dr. Robert Griffin, a researcher with UAMS Radiation Oncology. The article is about his work on experimental therapeutics and targeted radiation for solid tumors. See the article below or view it on the Arkansas Medical News website.
Radiation Oncology physicians have been recognized as Top Docs in the Little Rock and Metro area. The rankings come from Soiree, a Little Rock magazine, and Castle Connolly. Castle Connolly publishes an annual list of Top Doctors in the United States based on different quality aspects. Congratulations to our physicians for their outstanding work and […]
Dr. Gary Lewis, Dr. Arpan Prabu, and Melissa Peterman, RN, were awarded first place in the ABR Shark Tank competition with their proposal: “Using Virtual Reality to improve the patient experience during gynecologic brachytherapy.” The judging was a combination of audience reaction and a panel vote. For patients with advanced cervical cancer, radiation therapy using […]
Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) sponsors the annual Educator of the Year Award to recognize outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Residents from all radiation oncology programs were given the opportunity to select one faculty member from their program for the award. Outstanding educators included faculty from physics, biology, and the […]
Justin Leung, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Brian Koss, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology have been awarded the 2022 Seeds of Science Research Award. This project aims to clone the whole genome ORFs (~18,000) into a fluorescent- tagged expression vector and to catalog their […]
The Medical Education Foundation for Arkansas (MEFFA) was established by the Arkansas Medical Society in 1959 to provide grants to support education for medical students in Arkansas. MEFFA has given a series of annual grants to the College of Medicine each year since 1959. The grants are intended to provide support for educational projects/equipment/programs that involve […]
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Team Science Award supports new cancer-focused research between Cancer Institute members. The funding supports multi-PI teams pursuing new avenues of cancer research that will accelerate the collection of data for NCI grant submissions and cancer-relevant publications. Dr. Adam Wolfe, Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology, and co-investigators Drs. Isabelle Racine […]
Radiation Oncology resident Dr. Arpan Prabhu was awarded a travel grant to attend the 2022 American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Meeting. This grant is supported by CARROS (the ACR radiation oncology chapter), ACR, and individual members of the CARROS executive committee. This meeting provides an opportunity to develop a national consensus on radiation oncology issues […]
Dr. Fen Xia, UAMS Department of Radiation Oncology, and members of Radiation Oncology sign the final beam for the new $65 million Proton Therapy Center scheduled to be complete in 2023, the state’s first and one of only 40 nationwide. Proton therapy uses high-energy beams to target tumors in hard-to-reach areas without damaging surrounding tissue. […]
Radiation Oncology Resident, Dr. Arpan Prabhu, presented two posters at the American College of Radiation Oncologists (ACRO) national meeting. Dr. Prabhu presented his poster: Re-irradiation of recurrent head and neck cancers using pulsed reduced dose-rate radiotherapy: an institutional series and YouTube as a Source of Information on Radiation Therapy.