Myeloma News


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.

April 1, 2019

Patient Bikes East Coast to Fight Myeloma

This year, myeloma patient Alan Wolfson of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, will take an 18-day, 500-mile ride from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the destination of his first ride in 2002. He’s leaving May 1 and has already gathered more than $4,000 in pledges for the Myeloma Center.

March 21, 2019

Grateful Texan Holds Party for Myeloma Center

Myeloma patient Laura Drake and husband Marty of Idalou, Texas, celebrate her continued remission annually with a cocktail party in Lubbock with their friends. The party raises awareness of the disease and money, more than $5000, for the Myeloma Center.

March 11, 2019

Myeloma Center Staff Share Recent Discoveries at 2018 American Society of Hematology Conference

Clinical Trials

More than 30,000 clinicians and researchers gathered at the American Society of Hematology Conference in San Diego, California, this past December. Several representatives from the UAMS Myeloma Center presented a total of 24 abstracts on our recent discoveries, including three prestigious oral presentations. Here are lay summaries of those presentations:  Personalized Therapy in Multicentric Castleman…


March 1, 2019

Cancer Survivor Hits High Notes, Inspiring Fellow Myeloma Patients

Cancer Survivor Hits High Notes, Inspiring Fellow Myeloma Patients

September 11, 2018

Nursing Student Interested in Research to Cycle for it via Ride for Research

UAMS nursing student Bethany Reinbolt plans to ride the full 100 miles of the Myeloma Center's Ride for Research on Sept. 29 to support research

UAMS nursing student Bethany Reinbolt, 31, was not familiar with myeloma before she read about the UAMS Myeloma Center’s Ride for Research set for Sept. 29.


August 16, 2018

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Myeloma patient Eric Ruschky of Columbia, South Carolina, and his wife Mary are known for sharing humor through Eric's wigs and gratitude through Mary's homemade bread.

Ruschky recently recounted his 2003 diagnosis of smoldering multiple myeloma, a precancerous form of the cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow. “Turns out, I knew a brilliant one who lived down the street from me.”


July 27, 2018

Subaru, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanketing Cancer Patients with Love

Subaru, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanketing Cancer Patients with Love

July 20, 2018

Public Invited to Join UAMS Myeloma Institute in Big Dam Bridge 100/Ride for Research Sept. 29

Public Invited to Join UAMS Myeloma Institute in Big Dam Bridge 100/Ride for Research Sept. 29

July 10, 2018

Hagemeier to Hold Training Rides for Myeloma’s Ride for Research

Hagemeier to Hold Training Rides for Myeloma’s Ride for Research

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