UAMS Seminar to Offer Insight on Prostate Cancer Screening

By Susan Van Dusen

The seminar will be held on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Free parking is available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

Based on individual risk factors and an informed decision-making approach, screening may be recommended for men between the ages of 40-75. Participants will learn about screening guidelines, which have recently changed based on the most recent results of two large clinical trials in America and Europe.

Screening guidelines are established by the American Urological Association, American Cancer Society, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American College of Physicians and United States Preventative Services Task Force.

Seminar participants also will have the opportunity to participate in a survey about how best to communicate information about prostate cancer screenings and will have access to a website with additional decision-making information material.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 2,370 men in Arkansas received a new prostate cancer diagnosis in 2013 and about 320 died of the disease.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.