Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


November 30, 2022

Children’s Tumor Foundation, UAMS Open Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Marty Trieschmann

Photo of UAMS leaders and doctors, donors, patients

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be designated by the Children’s Tumor Foundation as the site…


November 29, 2022

Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., Named 2022 Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Breast Imaging Director at a UAMS reception in her honor

Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., was honored Nov. 17 as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary 2022 Distinguished Honoree at a reception at the home of Jennifer and Steve Ronnel. Bryant-Smith, M.D., serves as chief of Breast Imaging, director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Breast Center and Mobile…


November 28, 2022

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor Beats the Odds

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor in the Healing Garden of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas

About 25-30% of patients worldwide with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer die in less than three months. But with talented doctors, advances in treatment and a bit of luck, some patients beat the odds. John Pertuis, 62, is a member of this rarified group of lung cancer “long” survivors. With help from the UAMS…


November 15, 2022

Program Plays Key Role in Studying Factors That Affect Development, Treatment, Survivorship of Breast Cancer in Arkansas’ Rural Communities

Kev' Moye

Dr. Hsu

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is helping to spearhead a program that specializes in studying breast cancer — and overall health — of women who reside in Arkansas, especially rural areas. The Arkansas Rural Community Health (ARCH) project was established in 2007. Formerly named Spit…


October 27, 2022

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Arkansas Breast Cancer Research 25th Anniversary Grants

Marty Trieschmann

Four faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been awarded grants from the Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program to further their breast cancer studies

The Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program is celebrating its 25th year of funding breakthrough research by Arkansas scientists studying breast cancer. Since the program’s inception in 1997 with the passage of The Arkansas Breast Cancer Act, the annual grants program has awarded nearly $10 million in direct research support. UAMS administers the program. “Twenty-five years…


October 20, 2022

Cyclotron for State’s First Proton Center Arrives at UAMS

Marty Trieschmann

key equipment for the proton radiation center is installed

Completion of a $65 million expanded University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Radiation Oncology Center that will house Arkansas’ first Proton Center marked an important milestone Oct. 20 with the arrival and installation of the Proton Center’s cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator that serves as a key piece of equipment. “UAMS is proud…


October 12, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Welcomes Four New Oncologists

Marty Trieschmann

Four new cancer doctors joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS

The addition of four new oncologists will expand services and increase access for patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its growing network of clinics at Baptist Health locations. “This is our next phase in hematology/oncology expansion as we progress toward NCI designation,” said…


October 4, 2022

Marius Nagalo, Ph.D., Receives American Association for Cancer Research Award

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Cancer Researcher Dr. Marius Nagalo in his lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Bolni Marius Nagalo, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Career Development Award. The $300,000 award will help Nagalo expand his novel research on virotherapy to treat advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma — work he is conducting in the labs at the UAMS…


September 27, 2022

UAMS Internship Program Inspires Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

Marty Trieschmann

Summer interns at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

When asked what he did this summer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) medical student Wyatt D’Spain gives a rather unusual response. “I learned how to grow a tumor in a flask, infect it with a virus and reassess how it affected the tumor’s viability,” he said. D’Spain’s summer project was conducted safely under…


September 21, 2022

UAMS Experts Present Leukemia, Lymphoma ‘State of the Science’ Summit Oct. 13 in Little Rock

Marty Trieschmann

Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D., clinical director of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute will share the latest research and treatment options for adults with leukemia and lymphoma

Leading blood cancer experts from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute will host a meeting for medical professionals on the state of leukemia and lymphoma treatments and research at Little Rock’s Capital Hotel, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no fee to attend. Registration is…



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