Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

November 13, 2020

State-of-the-Art Infusion Center Opens at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Birrer in Phase I Unit

A new center for patients undergoing chemotherapy was unveiled today at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

November 5, 2020

UAMS-UA Fayetteville Host Joint Cancer Research Retreat

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer Retreat Zoom image

More than 160 scientists gathered online Oct. 30 for the first-ever UAMS – UA Fayetteville Collaborative Cancer Research Retreat.

November 3, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Screening Program Teams up with MammoVan

Susan Van Dusen

Chaunacy McRae

For more than 10 years, women across Arkansas have relied on the UAMS MammoVan for their annual screening mammograms. Now, as the mobile mammography unit rolls across the state, it also will offer patients in designated counties the chance to schedule another important screening — lung cancer.

October 30, 2020

Klimberg Lectureship Offers Insight from Leading Breast Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Kirby Bland, MD

As a young physician-scientist, V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., found a lifelong mentor and friend in renowned breast cancer researcher Kirby Bland, M.D. “Without him, I would not be where I am today,” said Klimberg, former division director of the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Breast Surgical Oncology. That mutual respect and admiration led…

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


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.

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