Cancer Featured Stories

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.

January 14, 2020

OncLive® Adds UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to Its Strategic Alliance Partnership Program

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OncLive®, the nation’s leading digital resource focused on offering oncology professionals the most current and insightful information they need to provide the best patient care, expands its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program with the addition of Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

January 3, 2020

UAMS to Offer Free 4-Week Stop Smoking Support Group Starting Jan. 15

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A free four-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit.

December 20, 2019

Annual Donation to UAMS Breast Cancer Program Brings Ashley County Cares Total to $437,000

Ashley County Cares donation to UAMS

For 15 years, a small but determined group in south Arkansas has impacted the lives of thousands of women across the state.

December 11, 2019

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Honored as Dean’s Distinguished Scholar

Hutchins and Westfall

When a young Laura Hutchins’ mom encouraged her to get a part-time job, she found one in a clinical lab not far from her parents’ dairy farm in northeastern Mississippi. It didn’t take long for the teenager to realize that lab work was more stimulating than cleaning barns.

November 27, 2019

Cancer Research Highlights Largest-Ever Showcase of Medical Discoveries

Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, discusses her research with fellow showcase attendees.

Scientists conducting cancer research in the lab, clinic and community gathered Nov. 20 at the 26th UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries to share their projects and discuss ways to work together.

November 25, 2019

Dad Cancer-free After ‘Extremely Rare’ Stem Cell Match with Daughter

Butch King and Paula Draeger

Butch King counts his blessings every day. But this Thanksgiving, as King sits down to dinner with his family, one blessing will undoubtedly rise to the top: the blessing of being cancer-free.

November 12, 2019

Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather. Image by Linda Haymes

November 5, 2019

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board members

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Advisory Board. Kenan Keyes of Little Rock serves as board chair.

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it.

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