Cancer Featured Stories


August 13, 2019

UAMS Scientist Awarded $764,000 NIH Grant For Highly Advanced Research Equipment

The NIH S10 High-End Instrumentation Award awarded to Samuel G. Mackintosh, Ph.D., will purchase a mass spectrometer featuring the most up-to-date technologies, similar to the one shown here.

A grant of almost $764,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to purchase biomedical research equipment with new capabilities unavailable elsewhere in Arkansas.


August 12, 2019

UAMS Myeloma Researcher Awarded Nearly $543,000 from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

UAMS Myeloma Researcher Awarded Nearly $543,000 from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Brian Walker, Ph.D., with the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $542,486, three-year grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Hematologist Oncologist Akash Mukherjee, M.D., Joins UAMS Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program

Akash Mukherjee, M.D.

Fellowship-trained hematologist oncologist Akash Mukherjee, M.D., has joined the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 5, 2019

Fellowship Program Gives Undergrads Glimpse Into Biomedical Research Careers

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., (left) served as mentor for Hendrix College senior Madison Blue during the Arkansas INBRE Summer Research Fellowship Program at UAMS.

A rising college senior, Huddoy Walters’ sights are set on a career in biomedical research.


July 31, 2019

UAMS Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in State by U.S. News & World Report

UAMS Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in State by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having the best hospital in the state, and its ear, nose and throat (ENT) department was ranked among the top 50 nationwide.


July 30, 2019

Former UAMS Physician, Renowned for Introducing Benchmark Chemotherapy, Returning to Myeloma Center

Former UAMS Physician, Renowned for Introducing Benchmark Chemotherapy, Returning to Myeloma Center

July 23, 2019

UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at Sept. 4 ‘Doctor is In’ Event in Hot Springs Village

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., is the featured speaker for a free event in Hot Springs Village on Sept. 4.

You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


July 19, 2019

Subaru, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanketing Myeloma Patients with Love

Myeloma patient John Tyler of Conway accepts a blanket from Shane Haas, communications manager of Subaru of Little Rock

July 3, 2019

Cross-Country Cyclists Stop by UAMS Cancer Institute to Promote Research and Fundraising

Myeloma patient Melissa Durham of Strawberry, Arkansas, and her husband Eddie visited with nearly 30 students from The University of Texas at Austin in Texas who recently visted the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The students are part of a larger group cycling 4,000 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, in support of cancer treatment and research. Photo credit, Linda Haymes

June 20, 2019

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Study New Therapies for Metastatic Melanoma

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., was awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of $1.75 million to support his ongoing research into new therapies for metatatic melanoma.

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a five-year $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify new tumor targets in the treatment of metastatic melanoma.



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