Meet Our Team

Our facility stresses a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together the best medical minds with those who can provide post-diagnostic care and strive to make the experience of our cancer patients and their families as positive as possible.

Isam Ali Abdel-Karim MD
Medical Oncology
Varant Berj Arzoumanian MD
Medical Oncology
Lester F Barnes MD
Medical Oncology
Bruce A Cross MD
Radiation Oncology
Kristie L Gast MD
Radiation Oncology
Narender Rao Gorukanti MD
Medical Oncology
Aida D. Jones ARNP
Medical Oncology
Daniel Ward Mackey MD
Medical Oncology
Anand Mahadevan MD
Radiation Oncology
Zaki Adib Samman MD
Medical Oncology

View All Cancer Care Center Services

  • Research to discover more effective cancer treatments.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic expertise and technology to discover cancer at the earliest stages.
  • Comprehensive cancer support services to address mind and body.
  • Doctors plan treatment by consulting with surgeons, and chemotherapy and radiation specialists to develop the most effective approach.
  • Resources and Support

    Get trusted information about cancer, from early detection and screening to advanced treatment options and recovery.

    Browse Our Cancer Care Health Library

    About Cancer

    Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, and they reproduce rapidly, forming tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.

    Cancer and Genetics

    The human genome contains many types of genes that control cell growth. When these genes have an error in their DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.

    Cancer Diagnosis

    After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"

    Cancer Treatment

    The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.

    Living With Cancer

    Newer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.

    Cancer Tests and Procedures

    Doctors use tests like mammography, MRI, and CT scans to help them screen for, diagnose, and treat cancer. If you have cancer, you may have had one or more of these tests.

    Cancer and Nutrition

    Making careful food choices will help support your immune system's fight against cancer. The foods you choose to eat during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.

    Cancer Treatment Side Effects

    Cancer treatment can cause a number of side effects. Learn how to cope with fatigue, loss of appetite, skin problems, and more.

    Specific Cancers

    Look here for information on specific types of cancer, from adrenal cancer to thyroid cancer and beyond.

    External Beam Radiation Therapy

    Sparks Radiation Treatment Center's mission is to set a greater standard for cancer treatment in the River Valley by providing comprehensive care with the most advanced technology available, coupled with a positively caring and professional staff.

    Sparks Radiation Treatment Center treats cancer with innovation. We are proud to be the first center in Arkansas to treat multiple types of cancer using TrueBeam® technology. Our board-certified Radiation Oncologist and highly trained staff can offer a variety of treatments using advanced 3-D imaging technology.

    Every patient receives a unique treatment plan that maximizes the dose to the tumor while reducing exposure to the normal health tissues, resulting in better quality of life during and after the course of treatment. Using state-of-the-art technology, including IMRT, IGRT and RapidArc® Radiotherapy, we offer the most progressive cancer treatment in the River Valley region.

    To learn more about the advantages of TrueBeam technology, to view an informational video or see frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.

    Sparks Medical Plaza
    1502 Dodson Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479)709-7190

    Exceptional cancer care from diagnosis through recovery

    Sparks Health System delivers a full range of cancer care services, from early screening and preventive education to advanced diagnosis, treatment and recovery services. Our multidisciplinary care combines advanced technology, medical expertise and a full range of support services to address body and mind. Caring, experienced cancer care professionals are focused on providing you and your family with exceptional, patient-centered care.

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    We offer Cancer Care Center care at 3 locations.