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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, [...]

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$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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cancer Diagnosis Yields Big Surprise for New Mom

Read the Spanish version of this story here. June 7, 2017 | If the circumstances surrounding Angel Castillo’s birth are any indication, his life will be full of surprises. It was during a routine gynecological exam in January 2016 when Angel’s mom, Carmen Martinez, got some very unexpected news: She had cervical cancer. As a [...]

Pine Bluff Man Free of Esophagus Cancer After Early Detection

June 1, 2017 | When Mark Harper went to see his gastroenterologist last September, he wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. “I never had any symptoms,” he said. “I went in because I promised my wife I’d go see Dr. Henry Rogers before he retires.” Harper considers himself lucky. The doctor in Pine Bluff did an [...]

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 Specialists to Speak at Hot Springs Village Event May 18

LITTLE ROCK — A panel of palliative care specialists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be guests for “The Doctor is In,” a free program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at Diamante Country Club, 2000 Country Club Drive, in Hot Springs Village. To register, call the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller [...]

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 [...]

UAMS to Offer No-Cost Freedom From Smoking Program Starting May 10

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 4-5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning May 10 in room 10104 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. There is [...]

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Patients

APRIL 12, 2017 | Giving back to his home state is a goal Clinton McDonald takes seriously. For the fifth straight year, the Jacksonville native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle returned to Arkansas for a week of activities aimed at lifting up the community that gave him his start.