Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


September 20, 2019

UAMS First Hospital in Arkansas Approved to Provide Breakthrough CAR T-Cell Therapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Susan Van Dusen

T cells

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first and only hospital in Arkansas approved to provide a revolutionary new therapy for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy uses new technology to genetically modify a patient’s own T cells, enabling them to seek and destroy…


September 17, 2019

Study Co-authored by UAMS Doctor Shows Benefit of Facebook Patient Support Groups in Rare Cancer Research

Susan Van Dusen

(From left) Marjorie David, M.D.; Gayle Dicker; and Jerad Gardner, M.D., presented their research at the 2016 American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dicker was one of five patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans who served on a Patient Advisory Board for the study.

LITTLE ROCK – An article co-authored by Jerad Gardner, M.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) demonstrates the ability to use international Facebook patient support groups to rapidly reach large numbers of rare cancer survivors.


September 16, 2019

Radiation Oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Gary Lewis, MD

Radiation oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center.


September 10, 2019

Testicular Cancer Patient Advises Others to Seek Treatment at First Sign of Change

Katrina Dupins

Bradley Patty

Bradley Patty recently finished his last cycle of chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer at UAMS. His prognosis is good. He and his wife, Marlenis Patty, are looking forward to the birth of their sixth child. Patty noticed a lump about a year ago, but he didn’t immediately go get it checked out. Soon after he…


September 9, 2019

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20% Discount at More Than 220 Locations

Susan Van Dusen

Attention all shoppers! More than 220 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 22, 2019

Woman Resumes Humanitarian Trips to China after Myeloma Treatment

Linda Haymes

Myeloma patient Cindy Sites of Springfield, Missouri, and her husband, Doug, credit her physicians at UAMS with extending her life and allowing her to see her first grandchild.

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. “I usually play for an hour or so in between my tests or while waiting for my appointments,” Sites, 57, said….


August 21, 2019

UAMS Program Starting Sept. 10 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

Susan Van Dusen

A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin Sept. 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 16, 2019

Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute on Sept. 14

Susan Van Dusen

People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. – noon Sept. 14 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 14, 2019

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., Receives $1.2 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Amy Widner

Robert Eoff, Ph.D.

Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases like dementia, ALS and cancer. Eoff is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular…


August 13, 2019

UAMS Scientist Awarded $764,000 NIH Grant For Highly Advanced Research Equipment

Susan Van Dusen

Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.

A grant of almost $764,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to purchase biomedical research equipment with new capabilities unavailable elsewhere in Arkansas.



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