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Pat Longinotti | Throat Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “When you have cancer, you have to stay positive and surround yourself with positive people. Stick with your treatment, no matter how tough it is. You’ve got to keep moving forward. I’ve been through challenges before, and I saw this cancer diagnosis as a bump in the road. It made me [...]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Tami Risinger | Breast Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “Cancer taught me that it’s not about what you get in life; it’s about what you give. My life isn’t centered on me anymore. It’s focused on what I can do for other people. This experience has totally changed me for the better. When you go through a challenge like cancer, [...]

September 30th, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|1 Comment

Valerie Brown | Throat Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “After having chemo and radiation for throat cancer, I was in a lot of pain. I was referred to Dr. Harrington at the Palliative Care Clinic in the hopes that she could help get my pain under control. She found a medication that works for me, and, by the grace of [...]

September 1st, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|1 Comment

Ken Partain | Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “About 14 years ago, my leg started swelling. I didn’t pay much attention to it, but my wife was concerned. She called my long-time friend Kent Westbrook at UAMS. He set me up for a battery of tests, and ultimately I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While I was undergoing treatment, [...]

Mary R. Hunt | Breast Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “I grew up as one of five sisters and two brothers in a very close-knit family. We have a strong faith and get tremendous support from our church and each other. Over the years, each of my sisters and I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We lost our youngest sister [...]

June 1st, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Lindsay Hale-Bender | Leiomyosarcoma and Breast Cancer Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “Having cancer completely changed my life. There are a lot of young survivors out there, and many of them are scared and alone. I’ve poured my heart into lifting up other young women and showing them they can beat this. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my younger [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Kenny Hall | Leukemia Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “Cancer forces you to put life in its proper perspective. During my extended hospital stays for chemo and a stem cell transplant, I decided I could either lie in bed and worry or I could embrace the fact that I was alive and had things to enjoy, even in [...]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Betty Fortner | Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Cancer Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “About two years ago, I participated in a voluntary screening at my annual mammogram and was found to have the BRCA1 gene mutation, which increases my risk for developing breast, ovarian and other types of cancer. I wanted to discuss my options with a gynecologic oncologist and made an [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Free Legal Assistance for Patients

Anyone in cancer treatment or who has completed treatment may receive free legal assistance on important personal documents at an upcoming event. The estate planning clinic is set for April 6 at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). One-hour appointments are available at either 4 p.m. [...]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

Brad Westbrook | Rectal Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “Don’t let cancer change your world. You have to keep on living and doing the things you enjoy. When I was diagnosed at age 43, the cancer had already spread to my liver. Almost five years later, I had a spot removed from my lung. Through it all I’ve kept a [...]

February 1st, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Judy Lamb – Breast, Bone and Lung Cancer Survivor

Celebrating Life & Hope “When I had polio as a child, my mother never put limits on me. She made me believe anything is possible. So when I was diagnosed with both advanced breast cancer and lung cancer in 2013, I didn’t give up. Even when treatment was hard, I did what I had to [...]

January 4th, 2016|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Integrative-omics-derived genes to improve detection of lung cancer clinical subtypes

Mohammed Orloff, Ph.D. More people die of lung cancer annually than of prostate, colon, and breast cancers combined, making it the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. There are two main categories of lung cancers: small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC is the predominant [...]

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Lung Cancer Research|0 Comments

Systems Biology Based Diagnosis of Circulating Lung Tumor Cells

Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D. A UAMS research project is exploring how the special characteristics of growing lung cancer cells might be used to increase the effectiveness of individualized therapies to halt the disease. Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D., is lead investigator on the project,  “Systems Biology Based Diagnosis of Circulating Lung Tumor Cells,” and Rosalind Penney, [...]

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Lung Cancer Research|0 Comments

David Moore | Lung Cancer Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “As manager of radiology at UAMS, I volunteered to test a new MRI machine we installed in 2011. To my surprise, that test revealed an early-stage lung cancer. Dr. Steliga operated, and I’ve been cancer free ever since. Having cancer can’t help but change your perspective on life. When [...]

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Jack Tatera, Kidney and Bladder Cancer Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “My wife and I have seen the world during our 60 years together. When I was in the Air Force, we lived overseas. Then, after I retired, we spent six years traveling the country in our RV. Since I was diagnosed we’ve had to stay closer to home, but [...]

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Suzanne Gatewood, Breast Cancer Survivor

A Celebration of Life and Hope “It may sound funny, but having cancer has been like a blessing in disguise. It made me start living my life to the fullest and enjoying the simple things. I’ve traveled to beautiful, new places and experienced more in the past seven years than I have in my whole [...]

October 1st, 2015|Categories: Celebrating Life and Hope|0 Comments

Dance/Movement Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors

A dance/movement therapy (DMT) program for breast cancer survivors will begin Sept. 23 at the Cancer Institute. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. for eight Wednesdays on the third floor of the Cancer Institute. There is no cost to participate. For information, contact Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., at dagraves@uams.edu or 686-8511. In a DMT therapy session, [...]

Cancer Vaccine: Clinical Trials Induce Antibody Response

For breast cancer survivors, the possibility of their disease returning is a frightening reality. That’s why scientist Thomas Kieber-Emmons, Ph.D., has spent his career searching for ways to prevent recurrence and give patients a much-needed peace of mind. His years of study have led to the development of a vaccine that is showing great potential [...]