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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 [...]

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named Chief of Breast Oncology at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., has been named chief of Breast Oncology in the College of Medicine Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the second floor clinics at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D. Henry-Tillman has served as [...]

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Program Starting Nov. 7

LITTLE ROCK – Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for seven Tuesdays beginning Nov. 7 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost [...]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: News Release, UAMS News|Tags: |0 Comments

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, [...]

Gynecologic Oncologist Laura B. Huffman, M.D., Joins UAMS

Oct. 9, 2017 | Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist Laura B. Huffman, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine. Laura B. Huffman, M.D. [...]

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Education & Research Feature, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS MammoVan to Offer Mammograms Oct. 19 at Arkansas State Fair

LITTLE ROCK – The MammoVan, a mobile mammography unit operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will be at the Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard St., in Little Rock from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 to offer mammograms for area women. To make an appointment, call (800) 259-8794. Walk-ins are welcome but [...]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: News Release, UAMS News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

UAMS Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Genetic Counseling Across Arkansas

Sept. 20, 2017 – A grant of more than $55,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will assist health care providers across the state to identify and treat families with an inherited risk for cancer. The one-year grant totaling $55,554 was presented to Kristin Zorn, M.D., director of the Division of Gynecologic [...]

Radiation Oncologist Thomas Kim, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Thomas Kim, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. Thomas Kim, M.D. He serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Kim’s medical and research interests include breast, [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: News Release, UAMS News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

$50,000 Grant Funds UAMS Support Program for Women with Gynecological Cancers

LITTLE ROCK – A $50,000 grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand its support services to women with gynecological cancers. The one-time grant provides resources to bring OCRFA’s Woman to Woman support program to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. [...]

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 [...]

Dedicated Team Helps Patients Stop Smoking

Sept. 13, 2017 | It was just a chance encounter on a Friday evening, but that fateful meeting has had quite an impact on tobacco cessation research and work in Arkansas. Seven years ago, Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D., A.P.R.N., a professor in the UAMS College of Nursing and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, was at [...]

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” [...]