Highlands Oncology Group and UAMS' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Work Together to Advance Cancer Care in Arkansas

Collaboration among Cancer Centers in Arkansas Helps to Place Patients in New Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

Highlands Oncology Group (HOG) and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are actively involved in clinical research. Both HOG and UAMS provide opportunities for qualified patients to participate in various clinical trials.

HOG and UAMS are working together to provide more research trial opportunities for their patients. Together, they have begun collaboration on a trial titled “Vaccination of High Risk Breast Cancer Patients.”

The trial is to evaluate an experimental breast cancer vaccine with chemotherapy, followed by surgery. It is open to female, non-metastatic, patients with ER-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer who qualify for standard treatment and meet the other study population criteria.

HOG and UAMS are two of the only locations with spots available for this trial. If you are interested in learning more or to find out if you qualify for the trial, please call Highlands Oncology Group at 479-587-1700.

Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility with a world-class team of specialists that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day. For more information, visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute.

It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com

Source: Highlands Oncology Group