Cancer Featured Stories


September 16, 2019

Radiation Oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., Joins UAMS

Gary Lewis, MD

Radiation oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center.


September 13, 2019

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director

Michael Birrer

Internationally recognized medical oncologist Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., has been named vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Birrer specializes in gynecologic cancers and will join the university by the end of the year.


September 11, 2019

UAMS MammoVan to Offer Mammograms at Arkansas State Fair Oct. 18

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Women enjoying the Arkansas State Fair can take care of an important health screening at the same time, thanks to the UAMS MammoVan.


September 10, 2019

Testicular Cancer Patient Advises Others to Seek Treatment at First Sign of Change

Bradley Patty

Bradley Patty recently finished his last cycle of chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer at UAMS. His prognosis is good.


September 9, 2019

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20% Discount at More Than 220 Locations

Partners Card logo

Attention all shoppers! More than 220 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 26, 2019

Katy A. Marino, M.D., Joins UAMS as Thoracic Surgeon

Katy Marino, MD

Katy A. Marino, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a thoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery of the chest.


August 22, 2019

UAMS Program Starting Sept. 10 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

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LITTLE ROCK – A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin Sept. 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Woman Resumes Humanitarian Trips to China after Myeloma Treatment

Cindy and Doug Sites

Cindy Sites loves sharing the gift of music with others. Whenever she visits the Myeloma Center in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, she likes playing the Steinway grand piano in the lobby.


August 16, 2019

Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute on Sept. 14

skin cancer screening

People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. – noon Sept. 14 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 14, 2019

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., Receives $1.2 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Robert Eoff, Ph.D.

Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases like dementia, ALS and cancer.



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