Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) was awarded a $48,700 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to help implement cancer control efforts in support of the Arkansas Cancer Plan.

"We are incredibly thankful for this generous gift from our friends at the Arkansas Cancer Coalition," CARTI Foundation president Kathi Jones said. "This grant will directly benefit the CARTI Transportation Assistance program, which is designed to help reduce some of the treatment barriers often faced by some of our most vulnerable patients."

Jones said the grant would specifically help CARTI provide qualifying patients with fuel assistance to and from treatment, as well as in transporting equipment and staff to treatment facilities in Stuttgart and El Dorado.

"The Arkansas Cancer Coalition is committed to reducing the human suffering and economic burden from cancer for the citizens of Arkansas," said ACC Executive Director Trena Mitchell.

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition provides an overview of the current status of cancer control in Arkansas, maintains a plan of cancer control goals and strategies and improves the quality of life for those persons affected by cancer.

For more information, contact the Arkansas Cancer Coalition at (501) 404-2363.

CARTI is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at locations throughout the state to provide convenient access for cancer patients.

Chemotherapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Russellville and Stuttgart.

Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.

For more info, visit www.carti.com.