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.

January 18, 2018

Clinical Trial Promising for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Gail Clayton, who has had breast cancer twice and was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, has enrolled in a clinical trial at UAMS.

Jan. 18, 2017 | Eighteen years ago, Gail Clayton received news that changed her life. Looking back, she says finding out she had breast cancer marked the beginning of new perspectives. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t the end of life as so many people think. To me, it was the beginning…

December 18, 2017

Little Rock Man Beats Cancer Twice with Help of UAMS

Dec. 18, 2017 | After 40 years, Jerry and Sharon Moskwiak were ready to leave the cold Michigan winters behind. They considered a move to their favorite vacation spot in South Carolina, but there was one catch: The nearest academic health care center was at least one hour away. Because Sharon had worked for 35…

December 1, 2017

Faith in Cancer Care Team Keeps New Mexico Woman at UAMS

Tina Farber (right) appreciates the relationship she has developed with her medical team, including radiation oncologist Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., and Nikki Baxter, A.P.R.N.

Dec. 1, 2017 | Tina Farber arrived in Arkansas with one thing on her mind — meeting her two new grandbabies. Her son’s third child had arrived in April, and her daughter was expecting her third about one month later. “I was planning to stay about two months,” said Farber, a native Arkansan who now…

October 12, 2017

Breast Cancer Didn’t Steal Little Rock Woman’s Zeal for Life

Oct. 12, 2017 | The past year and a half has included many challenges for Josephine Guiden — being diagnosed with cancer, then chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments— but none of them have snatched her passion for life. “There’s power in knowing you have to be positive about life,” said the 70-year-old Little Rock resident….

October 11, 2017

Annual Gala for Life Raises $942,000 for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Tony Award-winning producer and Gala for Life chairman Remmel T. Dickinson and Cancer Institute Director Peter Emanuel, M.D., take a break from greeting guests at the annual fundraising event.

Oct. 11, 2017 | The bright lights of New York City shone on Little Rock on Sept. 15 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 22nd annual Gala for Life. The black-tie event, held at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center, brought together 740 supporters from throughout Arkansas and raised about $942,000 for…

September 14, 2017

UAMS Treats Pediatric Cancer Survivors to a Day at the Zoo

Medulloblastoma survivor Zach Chamness (left) is excited to enjoy a carousel ride with his brother, Kyle, during the UAMS ROC Star Kids event at the Little Rock Zoo.

Sept. 14, 2017 | Five-year-old Lilly Johnson may dream of going to Madagascar, but on a recent sunny Saturday she was happy to enjoy some wild animals a little closer to home. As a patient of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center (ROC), Lilly and her family were invited to enjoy a day at the Little…

September 1, 2017

Breast Imaging Center’s Same-Day Results Eases Patient Concerns

Sept. 1, 2017 | Since she was in her early 30s, Tracy Lamey has been coming to the UAMS Breast Center twice a year for breast imaging. Her mother was diagnosed at 39 with breast cancer, so that put Lamey at high risk for the disease. “I come here because of the state-of-the-art technology,” Lamey…

August 14, 2017

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Sept. 5 — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little something”…

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