Cancer Featured Stories


January 17, 2019

UAMS Colorectal Surgeon: Know the Symptoms and Your Surgeon

Keith Maddison speaks with his surgeon, Conan Mustain, M.D. during a visit to UAMS.

As a former education specialist for the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA), Keith Maddison spent decades educating Arkansans about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Stress was no stranger to Maddison. So when he noticed blood in his stool, he attributed it to pressures of his job and everyday life.


December 14, 2018

Minimally Invasive Surgery Yields Successful Outcome for Lung Cancer Survivor

https://news.uams.edu/2018/12/14/minimally-invasive-surgery-yields-successful-outcome-for-lung-cancer-survivor/

December 12, 2018

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., Named Executive Director of Development for UAMS Cancer Institute

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D.

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., has been named executive director of development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


December 10, 2018

With the Ring of a Bell, 8-year-old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

With the Ring of a Bell, 8-year-old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

It’s common to hear bells at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. When a patient completes their final treatment, they celebrate by stepping up to the large brass bell on the wall and giving it a ring.

For 8-year-old Abigail Lewis, however, one ring was not enough.


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.



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