Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

December 14, 2018

Minimally Invasive Surgery Yields Successful Outcome for Lung Cancer Survivor

Susan Van Dusen

Mary Davis of Maumelle credits the UAMS Lung Cancer Team with her successful outcome.

Mary Davis shies away from the spotlight.

“I don’t like to be the center of attention,” she said.

But in 2016, when a hacking cough resulted in an unexpected cancer diagnosis, she had no choice but to turn the attention to herself.

December 12, 2018

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., Named Executive Director of Development for UAMS Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D.

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., has been named executive director of development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). His position will focus on fund raising efforts for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

December 10, 2018

With the Ring of a Bell, 8-year-old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

Susan Van Dusen

Abigail Lewis (center) celebrates with her health care team at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center following her final radiation treatment.

It’s common to hear bells at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. When a patient completes their final treatment, they celebrate by stepping up to the large brass bell on the wall and giving it a ring.

October 31, 2018

Klimberg Lectureship Brings Breast Cancer Luminaries Back to UAMS

David Robinson

Isabel Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., with Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., said Klimberg and UAMS changed her life.

Breast cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the last 20 years, with UAMS surgical pioneers such as V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Isabel T. Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., helping lead the way. Rubio, of Madrid, Spain, spent time at UAMS starting in 1996 as a Virginia Clinton Breast Oncology Fellow. She recently shared some of…

October 30, 2018

Sue Ward Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Susan Van Dusen

Sue Ward (right), UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 2018 Volunteersof the Year, with Janie Lowe, director of volunteer services and auxiliary.

With more than 2,000 volunteer hours behind her and countless more ahead, Sue Ward’s giving spirit shows no sign of slowing down.

October 26, 2018

After Mammogram Reveals Cancer, Mom of 3 Fights Back

Susan Van Dusen

Abby Ellington (left) dons her pink boxing gloves for her ongoing fight against breast cancer. She is pictured with her surgeon, Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.

When Abby Ellington got the call about a suspicious spot on her mammogram, she wasn’t worried. She had a scare seven years earlier, before a biopsy revealed her to be cancer free.

October 15, 2018

After 57-Year Respite, Little Rock Woman Beats Breast Cancer a Second Time

Susan Van Dusen

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 84, Joyce Faulkner of Little Rock encourages women to continue receiving annual mammograms throughout their lifetime.

The year was 1961, and football season was in full swing. With her tickets in hand, University of Arkansas alumna Joyce Faulkner headed to Fayetteville to watch her beloved Razorbacks take the field. But first, she had one stop to make.

October 8, 2018

UAMS Physician Establishes International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Linda Haymes

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently led an international medical team in establishing treatment guidelines for Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues.

LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that for the first time establishes treatment guidelines for patients with a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related…

October 1, 2018

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Young Mom Puts Her Trust in UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Carley Neill shares a joyful moment with her daughter, Emory, and newborn son Eli.

Carley Neill was 16 weeks pregnant when she felt the lump. The busy mom of an active toddler, Neill knew this was something she could not ignore.

September 19, 2018

New Program at UAMS Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

Susan Van Dusen

LITTLE ROCK — A new group to help children cope with a parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin Oct. 2 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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