Program Highlights and Expertise

The  UAMS Cancer Institute continues to uncover scientific advances that translate into therapy:

  • Only Adult Stem Cell Transplant team in Arkansas
  • First hospital in Arkansas approved to administer CAR T-cell therapy for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Only Adult Sickle Cell Clinic in Arkansas
  • First adult stem cell transplant in Arkansas
  • First to initiate use of tandem stem cell transplants
  • First outpatient stem cell transplant (autologous)
  • First stem cell transplant for patients over the age of 70
  • Initiation of idiotype and dendritic cell vaccines
  • Creation of stem cell purification process

Our expert team is dedicated to your treatment and follow-up care:

  • Fellowship-trained doctors focus exclusively on blood cancers and related disorders.
  • Team members have extensive experience managing both allogeneic and autologous transplants.
  • Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses are dedicated to the transplant process.
  • Transplant coordinators are responsible for coordinating your care and following up with your progress.
  • Your entire treatment process takes place in one location, with the outpatient clinic located in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and inpatient services in the adjacent the UAMS hospital.
  • Team members meet regularly to discuss patient care and coordinate treatment plans.
  • A social worker is available to assist you in navigating the medical system, coping with emotions and locating helpful resources.