April 8, 2019

Art Students Help UAMS Cancer Patients ‘Paint Over Pain’

Susan Van Dusen

Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., (right) chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Central Arkansas Christian School students display radiation masks they decorated as part of CAC’s art program “Paint Over Pain” to represent beauty that can come from hardship.

Transforming something frightening into something inspiring isn’t an easy task. But that’s exactly what students at Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) School set out to do for patients undergoing treatment at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. “I love the idea of being able to inspire the patients and bring a little bit of light into a…


March 26, 2019

UAMS Day at the Capitol Highlights Programs, Offers Health Screenings

Susan Van Dusen

Arkansas Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View (left) visits with UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D.; and Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., Cancer Institute associate director of administration, during UAMS Day at the Capitol.

UAMS Day at the Capitol on March 26 gave lawmakers a firsthand look at how the state’s only health sciences university impacts citizens across Arkansas.


March 25, 2019

UAMS Event April 17 to Feature End-of-Life Expert BJ Miller, M.D.

Susan Van Dusen

Palliative care and end-of-life expert BJ Miller, M.D., will speak at a UAMS-sponsored event April 17.

“Not Whether, But How: An Evening with BJ Miller” is set for 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Although there is no cost to attend, seating is limited and preregistration is required at cancer.uams.edu/bjmiller.


March 20, 2019

Clergy Invited to UAMS-Sponsored Event April 9 on Advance Care Planning

Susan Van Dusen

Members of the clergy of all faiths are invited to attend a free educational event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the importance of advance care planning.


March 15, 2019

Rasco Symposium Offers Insights on GI Cancer Therapy, Research

Susan Van Dusen

Rasco Symposium course director A. Mazin Safar, M.D., (left) pauses a moment with keynote speaker Ryan B. Corcoran, M.D., Ph.D., (center) and Issam Makhoul, M.D., director of the UAMS Divisions of Medical Oncology and Hematology, during the event.

About 125 health care professionals gathered March 8 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to learn about the latest advances in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer diagnosis and therapy.


March 13, 2019

UAMS-led Study Shows Potential to Alter Neck Dissection Surgery by 21 Percent in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Susan Van Dusen

Brendan C. Stack Jr., M.D., served as co-investigator on an international study examining the effectiveness of PET/CT scans in determining whether a head and neck cancer patient's malignancy has spread to their lymph nodes.

A study led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) surgeon Brendan C. Stack Jr., M.D., has shown the potential to alter neck dissection surgeries in about 21 percent of head and neck cancer patients.


March 11, 2019

Bill Signing Propels UAMS Cancer Institute’s Quest for NCI Designation

Susan Van Dusen

(From left) Arkansas Sen. Missy Irvin; UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; and Rep. Michelle Gray look on as Gov. Asa Hutchinson (seated) signs Senate Bill 151 in support of the UAMS Cancer Institute's quest for National Cancer Institute Designation.

With the stroke of a pen, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson brought the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute one step closer to its goal of achieving National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation.


March 6, 2019

Cancer Diagnosis Gives UAMS Medical Student New Perspective

Susan Van Dusen

Third-year UAMS College of Medicine student and cancer survivor Corbin Norton (center) with his medical oncologist Rashmi Verma, M.D., (right) and nurse Jason Guenther, R.N.

With his first medical licensing exam in the books, Corbin Norton was ready to relax. “It was a really tough exam. I had been studying for weeks,” the 27-year-old UAMS College of Medicine student said.


UAMS Graduate Student Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

Susan Van Dusen

UAMS Graduate School student has received a fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to support his melanoma research.

A prestigious fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow UAMS Graduate School student Brian Koss to advance his melanoma research.


March 1, 2019

UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge to Celebrate 10th Anniversary April 5

Susan Van Dusen

Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster will perform at RockStar Lounge on April 5. Proceeds from the event benefit research at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

LITTLE ROCK — Dance the night away to the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s when RockStar Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary April 5.



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