Cancer Featured Stories


June 19, 2018

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Appointed Interim Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Laura Hutchins, M.D., has been named interim director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately.


June 7, 2018

UAMS’ Emanuel, Dean Honored by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Two UAMS professionals dedicated to the care of patients with blood cancers were recently honored by the Arkansas division of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).


May 31, 2018

Recovery from Acute Leukemia Gives Teacher Something to Celebrate

Dottie Lobbs (center) joins her physician, Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D., (left) and husband Mike Lobbs at the first-ever UAMS Cancer Institute's Celebration of Life. Lobbs underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplant at UAMS after being diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia-2 .

It was the summer of 2015 and Dottie Lobbs should have been enjoying her summer break. Instead, Lobbs, a special education teacher at Glen Rose High School in Malvern, was experiencing such severe fatigue that she knew something was wrong.


May 29, 2018

Retired Lieutenant General Faces Prostate Cancer Head-on at UAMS

Retired Army Lieutenant General George Crocker is back to his active lifestyle after undergoing successful radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

George Crocker is up to just about any challenge. A retired Army lieutenant general, Crocker spent the good part of his life defending his country both at home and abroad.


Springdale Man Finds Personalized Care at UAMS

At UAMS, Seth Mohorn found people like Amanda Davis (left) who afforded him the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process.

There were plenty of reasons why Seth Mohorn would need a feeding tube for an extended period after a recent surgery, but he was determined to quell them.


May 25, 2018

UAMS Scientist Crooks Honored by Cancer Institute Auxiliary

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., was honored by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for his achievements in drug development.

The process of creating new drug therapies is completely foreign to most people. But for UAMS’ Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., it’s just another day at the office.


May 24, 2018

El Dorado Artist Melinda Cameron-Godsey Donates Original Painting to UAMS Cancer Institute

El Dorado artist Melinda Cameron-Godsey (fourth from right) celebrated the installation of her painting titled "Hope" at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. She is joined by Liudmila Schafer, M.D. (third from right); daughter Courtney Cassinelli (far left); friend Carla Emanuel (front row far left); and nurses from Infusion Clinic 1.

El Dorado artist, interior designer and cancer survivor Melinda Cameron-Godsey has donated an original piece of art to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


May 15, 2018

BioVentures fastPace Course Helps Researchers Grasp Business Basics

Marie Burdine, Ph.D., left, makes her presentation to the judges, foreground, during the final class session of the fastPace course.

Even a classroom full of experienced researchers with Ph.D. and medical degrees still found useful things to learn about business during the fastPace course organized by BioVentures.


May 9, 2018

UAMS Proteomics Workshops Educate, Promote Collaborations

Scientists from across the nation gathered at UAMS in April to learn more about their specialty: proteomics.

A skillful proteomics facility translates into improved care for a host of conditions.


May 3, 2018

Omar T. Atiq M.D., Named Chair-elect of the Board of Governors of National Doctors Group

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., has been named chair-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.



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