Brain and Spine Cancer

July 19, 2023

UAMS Performs 1,000th Gamma Tile Brain Surgery in U.S.

Marty Trieschmann

doctor performing surgery

UAMS neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and radiation oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., successfully performed the 1,000th Gamma Tile brain surgery in the United States last month. Gamma Tile is a fairly new surgical procedure in which a thin collagen tile infused with radiation is embedded in the tumor cavity immediately after a brain tumor…

November 30, 2022

Children’s Tumor Foundation, UAMS Open Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Marty Trieschmann

Photo of UAMS leaders and doctors, donors, patients

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be designated by the Children’s Tumor Foundation as the site…

October 21, 2022

UAMS Neurosurgeon Uses Brain-Mapping Software, Laser Ablation to Safely Destroy Mom’s Brain Tumor

Linda Satter

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., shows Ashley James an image of her brain.

| Just three months after giving birth to her daughter, Ashley James learned that a brain tumor she’d had removed nearly two years earlier had returned. Back in October 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pine Bluff native was living in Cleveland, Ohio, when she experienced a severe headache and pain behind…

July 22, 2021

UAMS Performs First GammaTile Brain Surgery in Arkansas

Spencer Watson

UAMS surgeons prepare to perform the first surgery in Arkansas using GammaTile Therapy or surgically targeted radiation therapy.

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist  Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and their care team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have performed the state’s first application of GammaTile Therapy.

May 28, 2021

Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Removal Gives Morrilton Grandmother ‘a Second Chance’

Katrina Dupins

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgical resident Marcus Stephens, M.D. perform surgery.

Mary Harris enjoys traveling with her daughters and granddaughters, and the family looks forward to their trips three times a year. And though the pandemic caused them to postpone for a while, they are ready to resume with a trip to Branson in June. In 2016, Harris began having a continued cough and constant bronchitis….