Cancer Featured Stories


May 15, 2019

UAMS Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant Program Receives Internationally Recognized Accreditation

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The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an internationally recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).


May 8, 2019

Cancer Researchers Form Collaborations, Share Insight at Inaugural Retreat

UAMS cancer researchers gathered May 2 for the inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Research Retreat.

With about 125 cancer researchers and clinical scientists gathered in one spot, new ideas and collaborations are bound to develop.


May 7, 2019

Johann Granted $1.47 Million to Continue Cutting-Edge Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

Donald J. Johann Jr., M.D., has been awarded $1.47 million from the Food and Drug Administration to continue a clinical trial to determine if new approaches can be developed to monitor and screen for lung cancer with a blood test.

Physician-scientist Donald J. Johann Jr., M.D., has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue a clinical trial to determine if new approaches can be developed to monitor and screen for lung cancer with a blood test.


April 26, 2019

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., Named Chair of Board of Governors for American College of Physicians

Omar Atiq, M.D.

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., a UAMS professor of medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, was named chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.


April 25, 2019

UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 16 Event in Hot Springs Village

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D.

You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event at 11:30 a.m. May 16 in Hot Springs Village featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Colorectal Cancer Patient Says UAMS Saved Her Life

When a doctor told Lowetta Bishop she had colorectal cancer, she told him he was wrong.

When a doctor told Lowetta Bishop she had colorectal cancer, she told him he was wrong.


April 22, 2019

UAMS Event Series Explores End-of-Life Issues, Features National Expert

End-of-life expert BJ Miller M.D., addresses the audience at an event sponsored by the UAMS Division of Palliative Medicine.

As he addresses audiences across the country, end-of-life expert BJ Miller, M.D., often asks one simple question: “Who is this room has never suffered?”


April 10, 2019

Art Students Help UAMS Cancer Patients ‘Paint Over Pain’

Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., (right) chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Central Arkansas Christian School students display radiation masks they decorated as part of CAC’s art program “Paint Over Pain” to represent beauty that can come from hardship.

Transforming something frightening into something inspiring isn’t an easy task. But that’s exactly what students at Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) School set out to do for patients undergoing treatment at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center.


March 27, 2019

Aviation Executive Beats Colon Cancer

Once over the initial shock of his cancer diagnosis, Mark Bremer decided he’d face the situation with a goal to find something positive about every day.

There were lots of questions going through Mark Bremer’s mind on the day he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in late 2017: Is it confined to one location? What stage is it? How far has it spread?


March 25, 2019

UAMS Event April 17 to Feature End-of-Life Expert BJ Miller, M.D.

Palliative care and end-of-life expert BJ Miller, M.D., will speak at a UAMS-sponsored event April 17.

“Not Whether, But How: An Evening with BJ Miller” is set for 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Although there is no cost to attend, seating is limited and preregistration is required at cancer.uams.edu/bjmiller.



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