Cancer Featured Stories


October 15, 2018

After 57-Year Respite, Little Rock Woman Beats Breast Cancer a Second Time

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 84, Joyce Faulkner of Little Rock encourages women to continue receiving annual mammograms throughout their lifetime.

The year was 1961, and football season was in full swing. With her tickets in hand, University of Arkansas alumna Joyce Faulkner headed to Fayetteville to watch her beloved Razorbacks take the field. But first, she had one stop to make.


October 1, 2018

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Young Mom Puts Her Trust in UAMS

Carley Neill shares a joyful moment with her daughter, Emory, and newborn son Eli.

Carley Neill was 16 weeks pregnant when she felt the lump. The busy mom of an active toddler, Neill knew this was something she could not ignore.


September 26, 2018

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom from Smoking Group Starting Oct. 10

Freedom From Smoking

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


September 24, 2018

UAMS to Offer Free Estate Planning Assistance for Cancer Patients Oct. 18

Free legal clinic for cancer patients is set for Oct. 18, 2018.

LITTLE ROCK – Cancer patients and survivors are invited to receive free legal assistance on important personal documents Oct. 18 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 19, 2018

New Program at UAMS Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

CLIMB program for children of cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK – A new group to help children cope with a parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin Oct. 2 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 18, 2018

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount at More Than 250 Locations

UAMS Partners Card

LITTLE ROCK – Calling all shoppers! More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 26 – Nov. 4 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 11, 2018

Nursing Student Interested in Research to Cycle for it via Ride for Research

UAMS nursing student Bethany Reinbolt plans to ride the full 100 miles of the Myeloma Center's Ride for Research on Sept. 29 to support research

UAMS nursing student Bethany Reinbolt, 31, was not familiar with myeloma before she read about the UAMS Myeloma Center’s Ride for Research set for Sept. 29.


September 6, 2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Lends Support to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D., (center) leads Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (right) and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, on a tour of the Cancer Institute.

A 10-minute drive from the Arkansas State Capitol on Sept. 5 brought Gov. Asa Hutchinson face to face with the future of cancer research.


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.

Ruschky recently recounted his 2003 diagnosis of smoldering multiple myeloma, a precancerous form of the cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow. “Turns out, I knew a brilliant one who lived down the street from me.”


August 10, 2018

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

Freedom From Smoking

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



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