Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


January 19, 2021

UAMS Myeloma Center Social Work Manager Appointed to National Board

Linda Haymes

Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C

LITTLE ROCK — The Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (BOSWC) recently chose Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C, clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to serve on its board. Dean will serve for three years. The BOSWC, established in 2003, promotes excellence in psychosocial…


December 14, 2020

UAMS to Offer Free Online Smoking Cessation Class

Susan Van Dusen

smoking cessation clip art

Start the new year tobacco free with help from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). A series of six free, weekly online classes titled Quit & Stay Quit Mondays will begin at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4. Individual goal-setting consultations also are available for anyone who desires to quit smoking.


December 9, 2020

Myeloma Survivor Grateful for Time with Grandchildren

Linda Haymes

“Growing old with my husband, watching my grandchildren grow up and spending time with my family and friends were some of the things I thought I might miss,” Linda Cancienne of Alabaster, Alabama, said, recalling being diagnosed with myeloma in 2001 when she was 59.

Linda Cancienne of Alabaster, Alabama, and her husband, Mike, recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by gathering with family around a backyard fire pit, socially distancing and wearing masks. “We went to our daughter’s house and enjoyed being together and recalling good memories,” Cancienne said. “I sure do miss hugging, though.” There was a time…


Radiation Oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Richard L. Crownover, M.D.

Radiation oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center and specializes in the treatment of gynecological cancers, breast cancer and sarcoma.


December 7, 2020

UAMS Physician Establishes Second International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Linda Haymes

“Castleman disease is rare so people don’t know how to treat it and until recently there has not been any systematic approach to unicentric Castleman disease,” said Frits van Rhee M.D., Ph.D., an international expert on Castleman disease. “These guidelines are meant to give treating physicians a framework for the diagnosis and treatment of UCD.”

LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that establishes consensus diagnosis and treatment guidelines for a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues. The recommendations…


November 30, 2020

Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Michail Mavros, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Michail Mavros, M.D.

Michail Mavros, M.D., a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


November 13, 2020

State-of-the-Art Infusion Center Opens at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Birrer in Phase I Unit

A new center for patients undergoing chemotherapy was unveiled today at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


November 5, 2020

UAMS-UA Fayetteville Host Joint Cancer Research Retreat

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer Retreat Zoom image

More than 160 scientists gathered online Oct. 30 for the first-ever UAMS – UA Fayetteville Collaborative Cancer Research Retreat.


November 3, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Screening Program Teams up with MammoVan

Susan Van Dusen

Chaunacy McRae

For more than 10 years, women across Arkansas have relied on the UAMS MammoVan for their annual screening mammograms. Now, as the mobile mammography unit rolls across the state, it also will offer patients in designated counties the chance to schedule another important screening — lung cancer.


October 30, 2020

Klimberg Lectureship Offers Insight from Leading Breast Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Kirby Bland, MD

As a young physician-scientist, V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., found a lifelong mentor and friend in renowned breast cancer researcher Kirby Bland, M.D. “Without him, I would not be where I am today,” said Klimberg, former division director of the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Breast Surgical Oncology. That mutual respect and admiration led…



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