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Clinical Trial Promising for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Jan. 18, 2017 | Eighteen years ago, Gail Clayton received news that changed her life. Looking back, she says finding out she had breast cancer marked the beginning of new perspectives. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t the end of life as so many people think. To me, it was the beginning [...]

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Program Starting Jan. 23

LITTLE ROCK — Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. for seven Tuesdays starting Jan. 23 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate. [...]

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 [...]

Faith in Cancer Care Team Keeps New Mexico Woman at UAMS

Dec. 1, 2017 | Tina Farber arrived in Arkansas with one thing on her mind — meeting her two new grandbabies. Her son’s third child had arrived in April, and her daughter was expecting her third about one month later. “I was planning to stay about two months,” said Farber, a native Arkansan who now [...]

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 [...]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

$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 [...]

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, [...]

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

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. [...]

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. [...]