Whether you're looking for the latest announcements in world-class, comprehensive cancer care, a special event hosted by CARTI to fund new, state-of-the-art equipment, or the awarding of college scholarships to former patients, "CARTI in the News" can help you find out more.

CARTI Announces Plan to Build CARTI Cancer Center South Arkansas in El Dorado

September 10, 2019
CARTI announced today its plan to build CARTI Cancer Center South Arkansas, a comprehensive cancer treatment facility to be located in El Dorado. The cancer center’s planned services will include medical and radiation oncology, an infusion suite, imaging and an onsite lab. The project is currently in preliminary phases and a site has yet to… View Article


Mary Claire’s Story | 13-Year-Old Presents $1,000 to CARTI in Honor of Mother

August 27, 2019
Diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2018, Michelle Smith Harper became a patient of Dr. Scott Stern,  head and neck surgical oncologist at CARTI. Dr. Stern performed surgery on Michelle, then oversaw her subsequent treatment with alcohol ablation therapy. With this being Michelle’s second thyroid cancer diagnosis, her family was worried by the unknown and looking… View Article


CARTI Builds on Stability Achieved in Fiscal Year 2018

August 19, 2019
CARTI Builds on Stability Achieved in Fiscal Year 2018 Fitch Ratings affirms organization’s bond rating and outlook CARTI announced today that Fitch Ratings, an international bond-rating service, has affirmed the ‘BB+’ rating on the $48.245 million Pulaski County Public Facilities Board health facilities revenue bonds, issued in 2013. Additionally, they affirmed the organization’s outlook as… View Article


Hearing and Healing: Chaplain’s Ear Part of CARTI’s treatment

August 5, 2019
As seen in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Hearing and healing: Chaplain’s ear part of cancer center’s treatment When Angela Williams of Maumelle was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February, learning that it had been caught early didn’t assuage the fear she felt. “To hear the word ‘cancer,’ it’s a very scary thing,” Williams said. During her first… View Article


Sarah Wilson’s Story | Finding Freedom

July 20, 2019
From Arkansas to California and Mexico to Spain, Sarah Wilson has gone to great lengths and even greater distances seeking treatment throughout her cancer journey. It all started in June of 2015, when, at the age of 36, Sarah discovered  a lump in her breast while taking a shower. She immediately made an appointment with… View Article


Chef Coby Smith to Lead CARTI Cancer Center’s New On-Site Restaurant, The Hope Bistro

July 15, 2019
Chef Coby Smith to Lead CARTI Cancer Center’s New On-Site Restaurant, The Hope Bistro Will serve fresh, healthy options that inspire healing  CARTI Cancer Center announced today that Chef Coby Smith will lead the new on-site restaurant, The Hope Bistro, opening Monday, July 15. From breakfast and soups to salads and daily specials, The Hope… View Article


Kari Park’s Story | Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor

July 12, 2019
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, 29-year-old Kari Parks has been through more than many people twice her age.  At the age of 25, Kari was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer that accounts for nearly 80% of all invasive breast cancer in women and 90% in… View Article


Mark Mondahl’s Story | Learning to Appreciate the Simple Life

July 3, 2019
What seemed like your ordinary sore throat proved to be much more for 57-year-old Mark Mondahl.  After eight months of persistent pain and a mouth sore that wouldn’t go away, Mark finally saw otolaryngologist Dr. Hearnsberger, who quickly identified a tumor. After a biopsy, Dr. Hearnsberger referred Mark to Dr. Stern, surgical oncologist and head… View Article


Ben Eslick’s Story: Musician Turns Cancer Journey Into Music

June 21, 2019
At just 24 years old, Ben Eslick was your typical man in his mid-20s. He played the bass in a local band, Couch Jackets, worked as a  video editor and enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend, Molly. All of that changed in March 2019 when he went to the urologist for a physical due to… View Article


CARTI and Master Gardeners Dedicate Blooming Garden at CARTI Cancer Center Little Rock

June 18, 2019
Today, the CARTI Cancer Center Little Rock dedicated the new Blooming Garden designed by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners. Provided by Traci and Albert Braunfisch, the Hans Peter Braunfisch Blooming Garden will serve as a peaceful retreat for Arkansas cancer patients and their families. A committee of six Master Gardeners worked on the project for… View Article