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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 [...]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

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, 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, 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.

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 [...]

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” [...]

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

June O’Keefe Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Nov. 29, 2016 | For more than nine years, June O’Keefe has quietly made a difference in the lives of Arkansas’ cancer patients. Her efforts were recognized Nov. 17 when she was named Volunteer of the Year by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary. “June is always upbeat, outgoing and has a wonderful [...]

Annual Donation to UAMS Breast Cancer Program Brings Ashley County Cares Total to $358,000

LITTLE ROCK — Members of the grassroots group Ashley County Cares visited the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Nov. 16 to present a donation of $35,000 for breast cancer research and outreach. Since 2005, Ashley County Cares has worked in its community to raise $358,000 [...]

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Cancer, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Donation from Gwatney Buick GMC Benefits UAMS MammoVan

Nov. 15, 2016 | A month-long promotion at a North Little Rock car dealership is helping provide mammograms for women across Arkansas. Penny Burkhalter of Gwatney Buick GMC (fourth from left) presents a donation to the UAMS MammoVan. Accepting the donation are (from left) Sharp Malak, M.D.; Carrie Cochran-Raglan; Shannon Strickland; Whitney Thomas; Gwendolyn [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Patient Searches Nation, Finds Best Cancer Care at UAMS

Oct. 20, 2016 | When Don Marshall, 58, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he wanted to make sure he received the best possible care. He was considering traveling to California for treatment until he realized there was a state-of-the-art facility in his own backyard. One year ago, Marshall went to a routine physical examination for [...]

Gala for Life Raises $1.2 Million for Cancer Research, Education

Oct. 6, 2016 | A glamorous bygone era briefly reappeared in Little Rock on Sept. 30 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 21st annual Gala for Life. UAMS Cancer Institute Director Peter Emanuel, M.D., (left) with Gala for Life chairs Carol and Porter Rodgers Jr., M.D. The black-tie fundraiser [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS and Little Rock Trojans Need Votes to Win up to $15,000 to Benefit Breast Cancer Organization

LITTLE ROCK – The public is invited to help fight breast cancer by voting online for a video featuring the dancing talents of doctors, nurses and others at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and members of the Little Rock Trojans. The video to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was [...]

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Radiation Effects Expert Martin Hauer-Jensen Invested in J. Thomas May Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology

Sept. 1, 2016 | The family of the late William E. “Bill” Clark has given $300,000 to establish a distinguished endowed chair in honor of J. Thomas May in which world-renowned radiation effects expert Martin Hauer-Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., was invested Aug. 29 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Hauer-Jensen, a professor of [...]

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Benefits from QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”

Aug. 25, 2016 — The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) got a boost in the fight against breast cancer with funds generated by QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” held in October 2015. Supporting breast cancer research and education institutions nationwide, the Fashion Footwear Association of [...]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Cancer Institute Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summit

July 1, 2016 | If you truly want to make a difference, why not shoot for the moon? That’s the thinking behind the national Cancer Moonshot Initiative, an effort announced by President Barack Obama at the 2016 State of the Union address. The goal of the initiative is to double the rate of progress in [...]

July 1st, 2016|Categories: Cancer, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments