Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


April 19, 2024

Fort Smith Retiree Heading to Disney World after Successful Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors

Marty Trieschmann

Female caner patient Malinda Larey standing in hallway of Proton Center

In November 2023, Malinda Larey, 67, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was all set to jump on the retirement travel bandwagon when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with atypical meningioma. Meningiomas are tumors that grow from the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Patients can have a range of symptoms — from none to severe seizures,…


April 2, 2024

Distinguished Cancer Researcher, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Leadership

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Yong Zhu in his research lab

Prominent cancer epidemiologist, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as associate director for population science and translational science. He also holds an appointment as professor of epidemiology in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Zhu joins UAMS after serving for…


April 1, 2024

30+ Year Leukemia Survivor to Share Story at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute April 17

Marty Trieschmann

Mel Mann

Mel Mann, a retired U.S. Army major and 32-year chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) survivor, will speak to cancer patients, caregivers and health care providers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute grand rounds on Wednesday, April 17. The free event will be held at noon in the Walton…


March 26, 2024

UAMS Awarded $11.48 Million Federal Grant to Establish Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Robert Eoff

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a five-year, $11.48 million federal grant to create the Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer (CMIC). The grant was awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. COBRE grants are awarded to…


March 25, 2024

Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., Join UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Network

Marty Trieschmann

Two UAMS doctors in white coats

Oncologists Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to support the expansion of UAMS cancer services to Baptist Health locations. Konda is a medical oncologist treating patients at the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She is a…


March 18, 2024

UAMS Gastrointestinal Cancer Experts Share Perspectives at 24th C.W. Rasco Symposium

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Rang Govindarajan speaks to Dr. Jaffer Ajani

About 150 physicians, nurses and researchers gathered Friday, March 8 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for the 24th C.W. Rasco Symposium on gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. The in-person event showcased some of the latest information on GI cancer screening, detection, treatment and research. Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D., chief of the UAMS Division of Hematology…


March 8, 2024

UAMS Hosts National Proteomics Symposium

Marty Trieschmann

Proteomics directors at UAMS

Experts in proteomics, the analysis of disease-causing proteins, gathered Feb. 20 and 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for a symposium. Hosted by the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the two-day event drew proteomics directors and staff…


March 6, 2024

UAMS Hematology Oncology Fellowship Applications Hit All-Time High

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS cancer doctors

Applications to the UAMS Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program increased for the sixth consecutive year, hitting an all-time high of 371 applications for five coveted first-year spots. “It’s quite competitive,” said Kostas Arnaoutakis, M.D., UAMS thoracic medical oncologist and director of the fellowship program for the past three years. “All of the applicants are very qualified…


February 23, 2024

UAMS Myeloma Patient Grateful for ‘Life Changing’ Treatment

Nathan Tidwell

Jim and Laurie Schepers.

Jim Schepers remembers getting a call he didn’t want in April 2020. The call was from Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., clinical director of the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Schepers’ physician — cancer had returned. “When we found out the cancer was back, Dr. van Rhee called…


February 1, 2024

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Achieves $30 Million Fundraising Goal for NCI Designation

Andrew Vogler

NCI Designation fundraising goal press conference

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) met its $30 million fundraising goal for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s campaign to achieve National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation. The fundraising milestone was achieved with a $5 million gift from the Chris Fowler family of Jonesboro. In total, 8,700 philanthropic gifts have…



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