UAMS is now the exclusive provider of radiation oncology services on its campus. Services are provided for both adult and pediatric patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center, a component of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
“UAMS will offer a complete spectrum of comprehensive cancer services in one location,” said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.
Previously, radiation treatment was provided in partnership with CARTI on the UAMS campus. That affiliation ended by mutual agreement June 29, 2012.
UAMS physicians will continue to staff the new Radiation Oncology Center and are led by Vaneerat Ratanatharathorn, M.D., chair of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Department and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine. Most of the nurses and other staff members whom patients have come to know will remain.
In addition to adult patients, children treated by UAMS pediatric oncologists at Arkansas Children’s Hospital will be treated at the center.