Myeloma News


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.


August 22, 2019

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 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


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 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 5, 2019

Myeloma Patient in Remission, Grateful for Additional Time


May 30, 2019

Welcome Hayley Bierman

Bierman

Dear Patients, It is my pleasure to inform you that Hayley Bierman has accepted the position as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in my clinic. Hayley has worked in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Infusion 4 clinic since 2012 providing care to our patients undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.  Patients and caregivers can reach…


May 23, 2019

Commentary by UAMS’ van Rhee Featured in Blood Journal

Commentary by UAMS’ van Rhee Featured in Blood Journal

May 8, 2019

Florida-based Friendship Transcends, Through Sickness and Health

Myeloma Center patient Gail Naimo of Port St. Lucie, Fla., (right) encouraged fellow myeloma patient Sergio Pinango and his wife Blanca Nieto (left) to seek treatment at UAMS. He did and today is in remission with no evidence of the disease.

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