Cancer Featured Stories


March 17, 2020

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Seeds of Science grantees

Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group.


March 3, 2020

Arkansan’s Golf Swing Breaks Back, Leads to Myeloma Diagnosis

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time.

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time.


February 19, 2020

UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

breast cancer survivors at basketball game

Kristina Payne wants to show the world there is life after breast cancer. “It’s scary, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Payne, a three-year survivor and access manager at UAMS.


UAMS Program Starting March 31 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

Climb

A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin March 31 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


February 13, 2020

Car Crash Leads to Discovery of Brain Tumor, Now in Remission

Matthew Koshinski

Matthew Koshinski believes the car crash he was in two years ago saved his life. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2018, he wasn’t feeling his best. But the 22-year-old supervisor at UPS went in to work anyway.


February 11, 2020

Day at the Races March 19 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Day at the Races

An upcoming event will offer the chance to enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing while supporting cancer research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

proteomics symposium

To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task.


February 5, 2020

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center.


February 4, 2020

Research at UAMS Shows Potential to Reduce Chemo-related Heart Damage

Valentina Todorova, PhD

A team led by UAMS cancer researcher Valentina Todorova, Ph.D., has demonstrated the potential to prevent chemotherapy-induced heart damage without reducing the treatment’s effectiveness.


January 16, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home.



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