The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute directs cancer research for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliated institutions. Cancer Institute scientists are committed to reducing cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity in Arkansas and the surrounding region.

The Cancer Institute’s approach is simple: Discovery in our labs leads to the development of new treatment strategies, which are then delivered to the patients in our clinics. The bottom line for our patients is that our research fuels innovative treatment options.

The Cancer Institute accomplishes its goals through focused Research programs…, shared resources, and multidisciplinary disease-specific committees.

Research Programs

All research at the Cancer Institute is organized into three distinct research programs to maximize and nurture scientific collaborations and productivity. Learn More

Clinical Research

Clinical research conducted at the Cancer Institute focuses on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and support. Learn More

Shared Resources

Shared resources provide Cancer Institute members with cost-effective access to specialized technologies, methodologies and quality control. Learn More

Education and Training

Numerous educational and training opportunities are available for cancer researchers from the Cancer Institute, the Translational Research Institute and UAMS Research Administration.  Learn More

Funding Opportunities

Internal and external funds available to support cancer research are updated monthly.  Learn More


The mission of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s strategies to effectively reduce cancer throughout its continuum from disease prevention, initiation, and detection, to its progression and treatment.  Learn More

Research Calendar

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Research News

  • Five Grants Presented to UAMS Cancer Researchers

    Jan. 29, 2018 | Five newly awarded grants will assist scientists at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in their search for new and innovative cancer treatments. The grants of $10,000 each were presented to young investigators by the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group of the Cancer Institute Foundation, during their “Doctor is In”…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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