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Duo Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteers of the Year

Nov. 7, 2017 | Sometimes two is better than one. That was the case this year when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary named a duo as Volunteers of the Year. Henry Noor and Len Tanner can be found at the Cancer Institute every Tuesday morning greeting patients, offering directions and distributing snacks. [...]

UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Nov. 6, 2017 | It’s hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake, specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole. This [...]

Cancer Imaging Archive Housed at UAMS Bolstered by $8.3 Million NCI Grant

LITTLE ROCK – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.3 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for expansion and enhancement of an archive containing freely accessible cancer medical images and data. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is a free online service that hosts a large collection of cancer-related [...]

Competitive Golfer Finds Best Approach to Cancer Treatment

Oct. 18, 2017 | Most patients find out they have chronic lymphocytic leukemia after a regular visit to their primary care provider. This blood cancer, commonly called CLL, is most often diagnosed in older patients. It happened this way for Bill Wrentz, 67, of Cabot. Wrentz was scheduled for a visit with his primary care [...]

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Breast Cancer Didn’t Steal Little Rock Woman’s Zeal for Life

Oct. 12, 2017 | The past year and a half has included many challenges for Josephine Guiden — being diagnosed with cancer, then chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments— but none of them have snatched her passion for life. “There’s power in knowing you have to be positive about life,” said the 70-year-old Little Rock resident. [...]

Annual Gala for Life Raises $942,000 for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Oct. 11, 2017 | The bright lights of New York City shone on Little Rock on Sept. 15 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 22nd annual Gala for Life. Broadway performers Kevin Massey and Dan'yelle Williamson entertained the crowd. The black-tie event, held at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center, [...]

UAMS Treats Pediatric Cancer Survivors to a Day at the Zoo

Sept. 14, 2017 | Five-year-old Lilly Johnson may dream of going to Madagascar, but on a recent sunny Saturday she was happy to enjoy some wild animals a little closer to home. Ewing sarcoma survivor Lilly Johnson spies some chickens in the petting zoo. As a patient of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center [...]

Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered at UAMS Cancer Institute on Oct. 14

LITTLE ROCK — People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The screenings will take place on the second floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Patients [...]

UAMS Cancer Institute Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount

LITTLE ROCK –More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). To purchase a Partners Card or [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Breast Imaging Center’s Same-Day Results Eases Patient Concerns

Sept. 1, 2017 | Since she was in her early 30s, Tracy Lamey has been coming to the UAMS Breast Center twice a year for breast imaging. Her mother was diagnosed at 39 with breast cancer, so that put Lamey at high risk for the disease. “I come here because of the state-of-the-art technology,” Lamey [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Thoracic Surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. Jason Muesse, M.D. [...]

Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. Her medical specialties include primary and [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Education & Research Feature, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Sept. 5 — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little something” [...]

UAMS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Researchers Receive CORNET Award Funding Cancer Research

Aug. 11, 2017 | Four research teams, comprised of scientists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have received funding for cancer research through the UTHSC/UAMS Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. Each team, made up of one UAMS researcher and one UTHSC researcher, [...]

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Education & Research Feature, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Family with Rare Cancer Syndrome Finds Hope at UAMS

Aug. 7, 2017 | It was a normal day visiting her family in Little Rock when Melinda Godsey started to feel sick. “I thought I had a stomach virus,” she said. Not wanting to infect her grandchildren, she got up the next morning and started the drive back to her home in El Dorado. [...]

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Group Starting Aug. 30

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re ready to quit smoking, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help. The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate.  Free parking is available. [...]

Conway Family Raises Funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Aug. 3, 2017 | After losing their wife and mother to pancreatic cancer three years ago, the Moix family felt compelled to act. The Moix family of Conway recently announced their commitment of $50,000 to UAMS for pancreatic cancer research. Representing UAMS and the family are (L-R) Peter Emanuel, M.D.; Frank Moix; Mylissa Moix; [...]

Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I [...]

Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, Invested in Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair

June 15, 2017 | Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, was invested June 13 in the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair. Barone, a nationally known expert in tobacco cessation and a leader in academic nursing, was first [...]

All Slots for Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Filled by UAMS Residents

June 13, 2017 | Two residents from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been selected for a prestigious fellowship in neuro-oncology administered jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch. A maximum of two fellows per year are selected for the program, and [...]