Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


October 28, 2020

Fellowship-trained Gynecologic Oncologist Heather Williams, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Heather Williams, M.D.

Gynecologic oncologist Heather Williams, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. She is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


October 22, 2020

Renowned Expert in Cancer Disparities Presents Blass Lecture

Susan Van Dusen

Steven R. Patierno, Ph.D.

The late philanthropist Elizabeth Weitzenhoffer “Betsy” Blass firmly believed in the importance of biomedical research and education. Although Blass died in 2005, her influence lives on at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute through an endowed lecture series she established to provide UAMS scientists the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading…


October 16, 2020

Online, Televised Shoe Sale to Benefit UAMS Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

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Arkansans have the opportunity to buy designer shoes at a discount on the QVC shopping network and raise money for breast cancer research at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


October 13, 2020

Mother, Daughter Support Each Other Through Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Susan Van Dusen

Debby Linton Ferguson and Anna "Dale" Linton

When Debby Linton Ferguson was diagnosed in her 30s with an aggressive form of breast cancer, her mother was right by her side. Little did they know that seven years later, both would proclaim themselves breast cancer survivors.


October 12, 2020

Social Work Manager: Being Social and Safe During the Holidays

Linda Haymes

Harold Dean

“Wearing a mask is not a political statement,” said Harold Dean, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social work program manager for the UAMS Myeloma Center. “Instead, it is a matter of public safety,” he told blood cancer patients during a recent virtual support group meeting. Dean is co-facilitator for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Arkansas Division’s…


October 9, 2020

Consulate of Mexico Honors UAMS MammoVan

Susan Van Dusen

consul of Mexico honors Mammovan

In recognition of UAMS’ longtime support of the Hispanic and Mexican communities, Rodolfo Quilantan Arenas, consul of the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, honored the UAMS Mobile Mammography team in an outdoor ceremony Oct. 6 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


October 5, 2020

Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Katrina Dupins

Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.

Lee Butler loves to garden. Her family and her neighbors all enjoy the abundant foliage of hosta plants and ferns as well as the blooms on the rose and azalea bushes surrounding her Sherwood home. “People ask me how I have time to make them all so beautiful. I tell them, “It didn’t start out…


September 21, 2020

Retired UAMS HR Chief Shares Myeloma Journey through Blog

Linda Haymes

“The staff at the UAMS Myeloma Center has always made me feel like they are concerned about my well-being and that I get the best of medical and bedside care available,” said Hosea Long of Little Rock, former associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer, and a 20-year survivor of myeloma.

Hosea Long of Little Rock recently turned 70, a milestone that for most may seem unremarkable. After all, it was not the former UAMS employee’s 100th, 90th or even his 80th birthday. But it was inspiring and incredible for him and his loved ones. Long explained why in a recent entry titled “Tomorrow starts a…


September 18, 2020

UAMS, Baptist Health, Arkansas Children’s Working Together To Expand Cancer Treatment in Arkansas

Susan Van Dusen

radiation therapy

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees today approved joint ventures between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Baptist Health and Arkansas Children’s to expand access to radiation therapy as well as to establish the state’s first proton therapy center.


September 16, 2020

UAMS Researcher Delgado-Calle Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Bone Health in Myeloma Patients

Linda Haymes

Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study bone health in myeloma patients and the effectiveness of bone therapies.

LITTLE ROCK —Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study ways bone therapy might repair damaged bone and prevent or delay relapse in myeloma patients. Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells…



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