Myeloma News


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.


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



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