Cancer Featured Stories


November 19, 2018

Screening Leads to Early Cancer Diagnosis and Early Cure

Carrie Stewart is back to enjoying her golf game following surgery for colon cancer.

During a visit with her primary care physician last fall, Carrie Stewart decided to schedule a routine colonoscopy.


November 13, 2018

UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop New Cancer Therapies

Karen Abbott, Ph.D., and Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., have received a $604,208 NIH grant to study an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have received a $604,208 grant to study how an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors helps tumors grow.


October 31, 2018

Klimberg Lectureship Brings Breast Cancer Luminaries Back to UAMS

Isabel Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., with Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., said Klimberg and UAMS changed her life.

Breast cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the last 20 years, with UAMS surgical pioneers such as V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Isabel T. Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., helping lead the way.


October 30, 2018

Sue Ward Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Sue Ward (right), UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 2018 Volunteers of the Year, with Janie Lowe, director of volunteer services and auxiliary.

October 26, 2018

After Mammogram Reveals Cancer, Mom of 3 Fights Back

Abby Ellington (left) dons pink boxing gloves for her ongoing fight against breast cancer. She is pictured with her surgeon, Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.

When Abby Ellington got the call about a suspicious spot on her mammogram, she wasn’t worried. She had a scare seven years earlier, before a biopsy revealed her to be cancer free.


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).



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