Atomic: Dr. Michael Birrer

October 5, 2023

Wonks at Work | Episode 50

More than 17,000 Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer each year. As of late September, the most advanced cancer radiation treatment in the world is now available in our state following the opening of The Proton Center of Arkansas. The center in Little Rock is the result of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Baptist Health and promises greater precision, fewer side effects, and faster recovery times for patients. In this episode, host Craig Wilson is joined by Dr. Michael Birrer, vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS, to learn more about proton beam radiation therapy.

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