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UAMS to Offer Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening April 21

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21 on the sixth floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Screenings are noninvasive, take about 10 minutes and are conducted by the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology - [...]

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

Proteomics Workshop Facilitates Sharing Resources Across Nation

April 12, 2017 | Technology? Check. Expertise? Check. Leadership? Double check. The UAMS Proteomics Core Facility has been diligently amassing the technology needed to make it a leader in its field, which is studying the many functions of proteins. And now it’s taking that leadership role a step further by facilitating the exchange of ideas [...]

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Patients

APRIL 12, 2017 | Giving back to his home state is a goal Clinton McDonald takes seriously. For the fifth straight year, the Jacksonville native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle returned to Arkansas for a week of activities aimed at lifting up the community that gave him his start.

UAMS to Offer Free Estate Planning Assistance for Cancer Patients April 20

LITTLE ROCK — Cancer patients and survivors are invited to receive free legal assistance on important personal documents April 20 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The estate planning clinic will be held at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a free service by local attorneys. It is open to [...]

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Cancer Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Prevention of Radiation-Induced Cancer

A $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to study a potential new therapy to reduce the risk of blood cancer caused by ionizing radiation.

Two-Day Event Educates Professionals on the Latest Cancer Therapies

March 16, 2017 | For 20 years, a UAMS event has provided health care professionals with the most up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. A second day of educational sessions, combined for the first time in 2017, expanded the offerings to include overviews of several cancer-related topics specifically for primary [...]

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

Motwani Appointed to National Hematology Society Committee

LITTLE ROCK — Pooja Motwani, M.D., a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hematologist, has been appointed to the American Society of Hematology’s Scientific Committee on Lymphoid Neoplasia. Pooja Motwani, M.D. The committee helps define the society’s research and policy agenda for hematology as well as recommends scientific session programs for the [...]

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release|0 Comments

Journey Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 7

LITTLE ROCK — Relive the sights, sounds and energy of 80’s rock ’n roll when Resurrection – A Journey Tribute headlines RockStar Lounge. Resurrection - A Journey Tribute will be the featured performer at RockStar Lounge on April 7. The event starts at 7 p.m. April 7 at Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, [...]

Compassion Bags Brighten Day for UAMS Cancer Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 | A Valentine’s Day surprise brought smiles — and a few tears — to patients undergoing cancer treatment at UAMS. Thanks to the nonprofit organization Compassion That Compels and local boutique Altar’d State, 20 women were treated to a free totebag filled with items to comfort and support them while they undergo [...]

Day at the Races March 16 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

LITTLE ROCK — You are invited to enjoy a day of thoroughbred racing while also supporting cancer patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Day at the Races is set for 11:30 a.m. March 16 at Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. Guests will enjoy [...]

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Program Starting March 8

LITTLE ROCK — Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning March 8 in room 10104 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. [...]

Head and Neck Surgeon Chelsey Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Head and neck surgeon Chelsey Warmack Smith, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences [...]

Cancer Institute’s Kacie Simpson Honored for Work with Research Participants

Feb. 2, 2017 | Kacie L. Simpson, the clinical research associate team lead at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the 2016 Bonny Hope Wallace Award recipient for her outstanding work with research participants. Kacie Simpson (right) received the Bonny Hope Wallace Award from Sandy Annis, a past recipient. The award [...]

FIS Gives $25,000 for UAMS Mobile Mammography Program

Feb. 1, 2017 | The UAMS Mobile Mammography Program recently received a lift from FIS, its newest partner, in the form of a $25,000 gift. For many members of the FIS campus leadership committee, which presented the gift, it is an intensely personal one. “If you pick anybody off the street from here or this [...]

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Jan. 30, 2017 | Three newly awarded grants will assist UAMS scientists in advancing their cancer research projects. The three grants of $10,000 each were presented to investigators Jan. 26 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group of the Cancer Institute Foundation, during their “Doctor is In” [...]

Lung Cancer Survivor Plays on With Help of UAMS

Jan. 23, 2017 | When Hot Springs musician Raymond Lovelace starting having migraine headaches in 2012, he set out to find the cause. “It raised a red flag,” he said, adding that he hadn’t experienced migraines for several years. Raymond Lovelace performed with a band in the Hot Springs area for many years. [...]

Study Shows Chemotherapy Induces Cellular Aging, Which Promotes Side Effects, Cancer Relapse

Jan. 17, 2017 | Chemotherapy for cancer causes a pro-inflammatory stress response that promotes adverse side effects and cancer relapse, says a research team that includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Daohong Zhou, M.D., associate director for basic research in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is a co-author of the study [...]

UAMS Scientist Tackett Named Inaugural Recipient of Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

LITTLE ROCK — Alan J. Tackett, Ph.D., was invested Dec. 13 as the inaugural recipient of the Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology with secondary faculty appointments in pathology and pediatrics, all in the UAMS College [...]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments