Radiation Oncology


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 25, 2021

UAMS Breaks Ground on New Radiation Oncology Center, Will House First Proton Center in Arkansas

Linda Satter

Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center as UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, looks on. The expanded Radiation Oncology Center will house Arkansas’ first Proton Center, a partnership between UAMS, Baptist Health, Arkansas Children's and Proton International.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) broke ground today on an expanded Radiation Oncology Center, which will be home to Arkansas’ first Proton Center. The Radiation Oncology Center, part of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, already offers cutting-edge technologies to provide the latest radiation treatments. It will continue to provide those…


March 24, 2021

Four UAMS Cancer Institute Scientists Receive Research Grants

Susan Van Dusen

Seeds of Science grant awardees

Four researchers at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a funding boost thanks to newly awarded $50,000 grants, which were announced in a virtual ceremony March 11. Presented annually since 2009, the Seeds of Science pilot grant awards assist cancer researchers in collecting data and developing projects that have the potential to result…


March 18, 2021

UAMS’ Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $1.47 million Grant from National Cancer Institute to Study DNA Damage Regulation

Linda Haymes

Justin Leung, Ph.D., (front and center with his team), a researcher with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, has been awarded a $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant to study DNA.

LITTLE ROCK — A five-year, $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA repair. Leung’s project is a collaboration with Robert Eoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College…


February 9, 2021

UAMS’s Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $792,000 American Cancer Society Grant to Study DNA Repair Mechanisms

Spencer Watson

Justin Leung, PhD

LITTLE ROCK — A four-year, $792,000 American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA repair mechanisms. “Understanding the molecular processes of DNA repair can help both better diagnose cancer and to progress treatment,” said Leung, an assistant…


December 9, 2020

Radiation Oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Richard L. Crownover, M.D.

Radiation oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center and specializes in the treatment of gynecological cancers, breast cancer and sarcoma.


September 18, 2020

UAMS, Baptist Health, Arkansas Children’s Working Together To Expand Cancer Treatment in Arkansas

Susan Van Dusen

radiation therapy

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees today approved joint ventures between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Baptist Health and Arkansas Children’s to expand access to radiation therapy as well as to establish the state’s first proton therapy center.


September 8, 2020

$1.9 Million Grant Funds DNA Damage Research by UAMS Scientist Justin Leung, Ph.D.

Susan Van Dusen

Justin Leung, PhD

A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Studies (NIGMS) will allow a scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to advance his research of DNA damage response (DDR) in cancer and genetic disorders.


July 29, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency Program Receives Accreditation

Amy Widner

Radiation Oncology Residents

The Radiation Oncology Residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which reviews all programs annually. 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…


July 16, 2020

UAMS, Arkansas Children’s, Baptist Health and Proton International Sign Letter of Intent to Build State’s First Proton Treatment Center

Liz Caldwell

Proton ACH Baptist UAMS logos

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s, Baptist Health and Proton International (PI) have signed a Letter of Intent to bring proton therapy — an alternative to radiation therapy for treating cancer — to Arkansas.



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