The mission of Hope Cancer Resources is to provide compassionate, professional cancer support and education to the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow. Our vision is to be recognized as the premier source for comprehensive cancer support services while enhancing quality of life.
In September 2009, Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (NARTI) and HOPE, Inc. merged their patient support and community outreach services to become Hope Cancer Resources. By bringing these two organizations together, the boards of directors created an entirely new organization to provide cancer support and education to the communities in Northwest Arkansas. Hope Cancer Resources is a 501C3 non-profit organization. The legal name is Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute doing business as Hope Cancer Resources.
Hope Cancer Resources employs a highly-professional staff which includes a team of licensed oncology social workers, a Spanish interpreter, and certified health education specialists. Our transportation service is provided to take patients to every cancer treatment as needed as well as education to help a patient during and after their treatment. Financial assistance is also for prescription medications, nutritional supplements, gas cards, as well as everyday living expenses to alleviate some of the financial stress a patient and their family may face.
Believing emotional support is essential for healthy survivorship, we offer this service ranging from a kind word or listening ear to one-on-one, couples or family counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional. Hope Cancer Resources also provides emotional support in group settings.
In addition, Hope Cancer Resources will impact the community by providing free cancer screenings and cancer prevention education for public schools, employers and the general public. This education includes breast self-examination, smoking cessation, tobacco prevention, promoting healthy lifestyles and other means to reduce the risk of cancer.