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.

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


Keisha Pittman’s Story

June 13, 2019
While attending a play, Keisha Pittman felt a pain in her neck, a temporary discomfort she attributed to straining to see the action on stage. It wasn’t until intermission when she looked in the mirror that she saw the left side of her neck was noticeably swollen. The next morning she visited her primary care… View Article


CARTI Awards Jungmeyer Scholarship to 12 Former Pediatric Cancer Patients

June 11, 2019
On Tuesday, June 11, CARTI hosted a ceremony to award the Jungmeyer Scholarship to 12 former pediatric cancer patients who previously received treatment at a CARTI facility. This marks the 22nd year the scholarships were given in the name of Dennis Jungmeyer, a cancer survivor who saw the pediatric cancer patients coming and going in… View Article


Screening and Early Detection Saves Lives

May 29, 2019
by Stacy Smith-Foley, MD Mammograms can show changes in breast tissue up to two years before a doctor can detect it via a clinical breast exam. Annual mammograms have helped reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990. With screening and early detection, we can save lives. In… View Article


Carol Taylor’s Story – Woman diagnosed with breast cancer receives comprehensive care at The Breast Center at CARTI

May 28, 2019
As seen on THV. Click HERE to watch the complete story. Getting a breast cancer diagnosis can be shocking and scary but it’s also growing more common. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for Arkansas women. That’s why a new Breast Center is opening in Little Rock’s CARTI Cancer Center. CARTI is hoping… View Article


Reverend Larry Charles offers spiritual guidance to CARTI patients

As seen on KARK. Click HERE to watch the complete story. CARTI offers leading-edge cancer treatment for more than 23,000 people every year throughout Arkansas. And for those who need encouragement and prayer, they have a pastor who meets with patients daily. Wes McFarland is at CARTI two or three times a week for chemotherapy… View Article


Karla Gray’s Story – Woman diagnosed with head and neck cancer three times

May 16, 2019
As seen on KARK. Click HERE to watch the complete story. Experts find head and neck cancers account for about 16,000 new cases each year in the nation. It’s roughly 1,000 new cases in Arkansas per year. One patient wants to bring more awareness to this issue, after being diagnosed three times. “Head and neck… View Article