Cancer Featured Stories


April 12, 2018

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Institute

Heisman Trophy winner and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jameis Winston (left) and Denver Bronco Clinton McDonald visit with UAMS Cancer Institute patient Cyrus B. Davis and his wife.

UAMS patient C.M. McClain Jr. was not expecting to celebrate the final day of his treatment cycle with six NFL players, including a Heisman Trophy winner. But that’s exactly what he did.


UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 17 Event in Hot Springs Village

Aime Franco, Ph.D.

You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


April 4, 2018

UAMS to Sponsor Free Seven-Week Smoking Cessation Program Starting April 24

Freedom from Smoking program helps Arkansans quit.

Smokers who are ready to kick the habit are invited to participate in a free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


March 21, 2018

UAMS to Offer Arkansas’ First-ever Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Radiation oncology is a complex and competitive field, attracting some of the brightest medical students from across the country. Until now, however, anyone in Arkansas interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology had to leave the state for advanced training.


March 19, 2018

Events Educate Professionals on Gastrointestinal Cancer Advances

UAMS' Issam Makhoul, M.D., (right) served as course director for the Rasco Symposium on Colorectal Cancer and GI Malignancies, and Ronald Bleday, M.D., of Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was keynote speaker.

Two UAMS events combined forces for the second year in a row to educate health care providers on the latest advances in gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis and therapy.


Invasive Colon Cancer Caught Following Primary Care Visit

Blake Pond with his daughter, Caroline, and wife, Ann.

In the summer of 2016, Stuttgart native Blake Pond, 36, moved back to his home state after living in Dallas for 16 years. He, his wife, Ann, with their infant daughter, Caroline, wanted to be closer to family.


March 6, 2018

UAMS Pulmonologist Runs Half Marathon in Memory of Patient

Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented Peggy West with a Little Rock Half Marathon medal after running the race in memory of her husband, Grover West III.

Completing the Little Rock Half Marathon is more than an athletic feat for Nikhil Meena, M.D.; it is a symbolic gesture as well.


March 5, 2018

Bon Jovi Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 13

Slippery When Wet will highlight RockStar Lounge on April 13.

Relive the classic hits from the ’80s, ’90s and today when Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute headlines RockStar Lounge.


February 27, 2018

Learn, Swab – and Maybe Save a Life: COM Students Join Bone Marrow Registry

UAMS College of Medicine freshman Gelina Buslig swabs to collect a sample during a student-organized bone marrow donor registry drive in the Active Learning Center.

At the end of a recent team-based learning session on bone marrow failure, the entire freshman class of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) pulled swabs from sterile packets and collected their own saliva samples.


February 26, 2018

Day at the Races March 29 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Day at the Races

An upcoming event will offer guests the chance to enjoy a day at Arkansas’ only thoroughbred race track while supporting cancer patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).



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