New Infusion Center Unveiled at UAMS' Cancer Institute


New Infusion Center Unveiled at UAMS' Cancer Institute

A new center for patients undergoing chemotherapy was unveiled recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Located on the institute’s sixth floor, Infusion Center B will primarily serve patients with blood cancers, such as multiple myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma, as well as those participating in clinical trials. It can accommodate a total of 50 patients, with 20 in private rooms, 10 in infection control rooms and 20 in open pods.

In addition, UAMS said Arkansas’ first Phase 1 Clinical Trial Unit will be embedded within the center, allowing patients access to new and innovative therapies unavailable elsewhere in the state.

Two other areas are set to open at the institute in 2021. They are an expanded Breast Center on the third floor and additional clinic space on the seventh floor.

“These three floors were left unfinished after the Cancer Institute’s new tower opened in 2010. Now, we are proud to say that we will soon have the fully functional building promised to Arkansans,” Dr. Michael Birrer, vice chancellor and Cancer Institute director, said in a news release.