Myeloma News


May 14, 2020

Myeloma Center, Patient Power Host Webinar for Patients Across Nation and World


April 7, 2020

Louisiana Matriarch Leans on Faith, Family, Friends in Fighting Myeloma

Louisiana Matriarch Leans on Faith, Family, Friends in Fighting Myeloma

UAMS Myeloma Center to Bring Live Online Patient Power Event April 18

Patient Power

Download flyer A town hall will be held live online April 18, 2020 to offer information about myeloma and other blood-related diseases and the significance of genetic profiling, imaging and getting involved with developing research. The free event will be held 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central and is presented by the UAMS Myeloma Center and Patient…


March 17, 2020

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Seeds of Science grantees

Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group.


March 3, 2020

Arkansan’s Golf Swing Breaks Back, Leads to Myeloma Diagnosis

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time.

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time.


February 5, 2020

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center.


January 16, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home.


November 12, 2019

Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather. Image by Linda Haymes

November 5, 2019

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it.


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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