Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


July 1, 2020

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Board of Advisors Members

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer Institute Board of Advisors

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Board of Advisors.


June 25, 2020

UAMS Cancer Institute Joins KIYATEC Clinical Study of Test to Predict Pre-Treatment, Patient-Specific Response to Ovarian Cancer Drugs

Susan Van Dusen

Michael Birrer, MD, PhD

KIYATEC, Inc. today announced that the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has joined the growing roster of institutions participating in its 3D-PREDICT clinical study to validate the company’s test as a patient-specific predictor of response to recommended drug therapies for patients with ovarian cancer.


June 22, 2020

UAMS Part of International Effort to Build AI Platform for Cancer Research

David Robinson

Fred Prior, Ph.D., has a leading role in international effort to apply artificial intelligence to cancer research.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will have a key role in a major international effort using artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers at local research centers how to recognize cancer. UAMS has received a four-year grant of $894,074 as part of EuCanImage, a nearly $9 million cancer research project…


June 3, 2020

Findings on DNA Damage Repair Published by UAMS Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Leung research team

A research team led by cancer researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has uncovered the role of the protein RNF168 in DNA damage repair and shown how mutations of the protein affect people with a rare genetic condition.


June 1, 2020

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute To Host ‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Sept. 2 on KATV

Susan Van Dusen

Be a Part of the Cure, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Arkansans are invited to “Be a Part of the Cure” on Sept. 2 when the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosts its first-ever televised event to raise funds and awareness for its research and treatment programs.


May 26, 2020

Esophageal Cancer Patient Credits UAMS for Exceptional Outcome

Susan Van Dusen

Kent Giboney

For most of his life, Kent Giboney was the picture of good health. “I was fortunate that I never had any major illnesses,” said Giboney, a retiree who enjoyed two successful careers — one in real estate appraisal and the other in property tax administration.


May 8, 2020

Myeloma Center, Patient Power Host Webinar for Patients Across Nation and World

Linda Haymes

A recent live online town hall, held in conjunction with Patient Power, featured UAMS Myeloma Center physicians, nurses and social workers who shared information with 340 myeloma patients from across the nation and world.

A recent live online town hall featuring UAMS Myeloma Center physicians, nurses and social workers shared information with 340 myeloma patients from across the nation and world. “Creating Your Own Myeloma Roadmap: From Diagnosis to Survivorship” was originally scheduled to be held both in person and online, but was changed to be held through a…


May 6, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncologist Awarded $1.86 Million National Cancer Institute Grant

Susan Van Dusen

Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

A five-year grant of more than $1.86 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will fund research aimed at reducing long-term neurological damage caused by a common cancer treatment regimen.


April 7, 2020

Louisiana Matriarch Leans on Faith, Family, Friends in Fighting Myeloma

Linda Haymes

“I was just so thankful I had a place that I could come to for help,” says Lessie Credeur of Sunset,Louisiana. The mother of six and grandmother 14 diagnosed with myeloma five years ago and is now in remission. The 59-year-old recently celebrated that success with a Seed of Hope ceremony.

Lessie Credeur’s big, Cajun clan is the heart of the home she shares with husband, Clint, near Lafayette, Louisiana. The stay-at-home mother of six, now enjoying the next generation of her extended family, savors time with her 14 grandchildren, ranging from 16 years to 4 months. “We have 11 girls and three boys and we…


April 2, 2020

Diamondhead Man Beats 3 Types of Cancer with UAMS’ ‘World-Class Care’

Susan Van Dusen

Larry Seals

Larry Seals doesn’t back down from a challenge. As a highly decorated helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, Seals saw more than his share of conflict and hardship. But through it all, he never lost his sense of humor or positive attitude.



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