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Study Shows Key Molecular Differences in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Lead to Better Treatment

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and [...]

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Nov. 30, 2017 – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., F.A.C.S., was invested Nov. 29 as recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. The endowed chair is the result of [...]

Annual Donation to UAMS Breast Cancer Program Brings Ashley County Cares Total to $388,000

Nov. 29, 2017 – In 2005, a group of women in south Arkansas banded together to form Ashley County Cares, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer through research and education. Thirteen years later, their commitment and fundraising efforts continue to grow and benefit women across the state. Representatives of the group traveled to the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

$1.8 Million Research Project Grant Marks Third Concurrent NIH Award for UAMS Scientist

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has reached a status few achieve by being awarded his third concurrent R01-type Research Project Grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Daohong Zhou, M.D., received the $1.8 million grant to support his research on a therapy to prevent and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

UAMS Researchers Kill Cancer Cells Using Nanobubble Spaser as the World’s Smallest Laser

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to kill single cancer cells using the world’s smallest laser. At 22 nanometers in diameter, the laser — known as a spaser — is capable of detecting and killing single cancer cells [...]

Memphis Conference Brings Together Cancer Researchers

May 17, 2017 | UAMS joined with two other research entities to co-sponsor the spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference in Memphis, attracting more than 100 cancer researchers and provided networking opportunities for collaborative projects. From left, Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research at UAMS; Peter D. Emanuel, M.D., director of the UAMS Winthrop [...]

Two UAMS Cancer Researchers Awarded American Cancer Society Grants Totaling $1.58 Million

May 9, 2017 | Two cancer researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded Research Scholar Grants from the American Cancer Society. Aime Franco, Ph.D., and Ling Gao, M.D., Ph.D., each received a four-year grant of $791,000 to support their ongoing cancer research. Charles Saxe, Ph.D., (second from left) of [...]

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Education & Research Feature, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Robin Dean Honored by UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

May 3, 2017 | Gracious, calm and compassionate were just three of the words used to describe Robin Dean at an April 26 ceremony honoring her service to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “Robin looks for the sun when the clouds hit. She brings a positive attitude to everything she does,” said Kent [...]

UAMS’ Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., Named Nettleship Chair in Oncologic Pathology

LITTLE ROCK — Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., was invested April 26 as recipient of the Drs. Mae and Anderson Nettleship Chair in Oncologic Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine and co-leader of the [...]

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, Education & Research Feature, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University 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.