Cancer Featured Stories


November 1, 2019

UAMS Orthopaedic Oncologist to Speak at Nov. 21 Event in Little Rock

Doctor is In

The public is invited to learn about the latest advances in orthopaedic cancer treatment at a free event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


October 25, 2019

Nikki Burgess-West Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Nikki Burgess-West and family

Nikki Burgess-West is easy to spot. Her bright smile lights up any room, including the waiting rooms where she is frequently found visiting with patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


October 16, 2019

Country Music Legend, Cancer Survivor Charley Pride Entertains at UAMS

Charley Pride signs autograph

October 14, 2019

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Leslie Harrell, D.O.

Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.


October 8, 2019

Research Collaboration Crosses Basic Science, Clinical Boundaries

NCI grant collaborators

Biomedical research does not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, scientists must work together by combining resources and ideas in new and innovative ways.


October 3, 2019

UAMS Breast Center Patients Eligible to Participate in National Mammography Research Study

TMIST banner

If it’s time for your annual mammogram, you may qualify to take part in a national research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


October 1, 2019

Retired Police Officer Finds ‘Top-Notch’ Breast Cancer Treatment at UAMS

Patty Allen and Crystal Smith

Patty Allen is the first to admit it: Mammograms make her nervous. With no history of breast cancer in her family, she never imagined the test would come back positive. But the experience always left her rattled nonetheless.


September 25, 2019

Gala for Life Breaks Record, Raises $1.2 Million for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Gala for Life

Almost 600 guests took a journey down the yellow brick road Sept. 6 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 24th annual Gala for Life.


Lung Cancer Researcher Conducts Clinical Trial for Liquid Biopsies

Donald Johann MD

What will lung cancer diagnosis and treatment look like in the future? Look no further than the research at UAMS that is happening today.


September 23, 2019

Little Rock Volunteer Uses Love of Knitting to Give to UAMS Cancer Patients

Carolaina Ferren

Carolaina Ferren uses her knitting needles, crochet hooks, and bundles of yarn to share her empathy with those who are battling cancer.



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