Cancer Featured Stories


August 16, 2018

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Myeloma patient Eric Ruschky of Columbia, South Carolina, and his wife Mary are known for sharing humor through Eric's wigs and gratitude through Mary's homemade bread.

August 10, 2018

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom from Smoking Group Starting Aug. 28

A free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit.


August 8, 2018

Fellowship-Trained Medical Oncologist Rashmi Verma, M.D., Joins UAMS

Rashmi Verma, M.D., a fellowship-trained medical oncologist who specializes in cancers of the reproductive organs, urinary system and gastrointestinal system, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Rashmi Verma, M.D., a fellowship-trained medical oncologist who specializes in cancers of the reproductive organs, urinary system and gastrointestinal system, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


July 2, 2018

Natalie Rockefeller Named to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation Board

Natalie Rockefeller is the newest member of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation board of directors.

Natalie Rockefeller of Little Rock has been named a member of the board of directors for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


June 22, 2018

Maumelle Man Diagnosed Twice with Head & Neck Cancers

Brenden Stack, M.D., examines his patient, John Foster.

As John Foster prepares for a summer of travel and merriment, he and his wife, Rebecca, are happy they have made health a priority.


June 19, 2018

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Appointed Interim Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Laura Hutchins, M.D., has been named interim director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately.


June 7, 2018

UAMS’ Emanuel, Dean Honored by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Two UAMS professionals dedicated to the care of patients with blood cancers were recently honored by the Arkansas division of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).


May 31, 2018

Recovery from Acute Leukemia Gives Teacher Something to Celebrate

Dottie Lobbs (center) joins her physician, Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D., (left) and husband Mike Lobbs at the first-ever UAMS Cancer Institute's Celebration of Life. Lobbs underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplant at UAMS after being diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia-2 .

It was the summer of 2015 and Dottie Lobbs should have been enjoying her summer break. Instead, Lobbs, a special education teacher at Glen Rose High School in Malvern, was experiencing such severe fatigue that she knew something was wrong.


May 29, 2018

Retired Lieutenant General Faces Prostate Cancer Head-on at UAMS

Retired Army Lieutenant General George Crocker is back to his active lifestyle after undergoing successful radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

George Crocker is up to just about any challenge. A retired Army lieutenant general, Crocker spent the good part of his life defending his country both at home and abroad.


Springdale Man Finds Personalized Care at UAMS

At UAMS, Seth Mohorn found people like Amanda Davis (left) who afforded him the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process.

There were plenty of reasons why Seth Mohorn would need a feeding tube for an extended period after a recent surgery, but he was determined to quell them.



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