Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


January 14, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I…


December 31, 2019

UAMS to Offer Free 4-Week Stop Smoking Support Group Starting Jan. 15

Benjamin Waldrum

A free four-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit. The small-group Stop Smoking Support Group will be offered from noon-1 p.m. for four Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 in the Strauss McCaskill Classroom on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller…


UAMS to Offer Free 4-Week Stop Smoking Support Group Starting Jan. 15

Benjamin Waldrum

A free four-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit. The small-group Stop Smoking Support Group will be offered from noon-1 p.m. for four Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 in the Strauss McCaskill Classroom on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller…


December 11, 2019

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Honored as Dean’s Distinguished Scholar

Susan Van Dusen

Hutchins and Westfall at lecture

When a young Laura Hutchins’ mom encouraged her to get a part-time job, she found one in a clinical lab not far from her parents’ dairy farm in northeastern Mississippi. It didn’t take long for the teenager to realize that lab work was more stimulating than cleaning barns. It also was quickly apparent to her…


November 27, 2019

Cancer Research Highlights Largest-Ever Showcase of Medical Discoveries

Susan Van Dusen

Stephanie Byrum, PhD

Scientists conducting cancer research in the lab, clinic and community gathered Nov. 20 at the 26th UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries to share their projects and discuss ways to work together.


November 25, 2019

Dad Cancer-free After ‘Extremely Rare’ Stem Cell Match with Daughter

Susan Van Dusen

Butch King and Paula Draeger

Butch King counts his blessings every day. First, there’s his growing family, with wife Debbie, their four children, 12 grandkids and soon-to-be seven great-grandkids.

Then, there’s his role as a deacon in the Catholic Church and a passel of friends in the faith. Not mention his lifetime of civil service in the Air Force and U.S. Postal Service.

But this Thanksgiving, as King sits down to dinner with his family, one blessing will undoubtedly rise to the top: the blessing of being cancer-free.


November 12, 2019

Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather.

Drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49,was diagnosed with myeloma in June 2016. Just a little more than a year later, he was back on track, literally. Macy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, owns Horsepower Connection, an automotive customization shop that specializes in electronic fuel injection programming and conversions of older domestic cars and…


November 7, 2019

UAMS Orthopaedic Oncologist to Speak at Nov. 21 Event in Little Rock

Susan Van Dusen

The public is invited to learn about the latest advances in orthopaedic cancer treatment at a free event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


November 5, 2019

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Linda Haymes

Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it. “Knowledge truly is power,” said Kelly Cox, of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), in welcoming the crowd of nearly 60 attendees to the…


November 4, 2019

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

Susan Van Dusen

Newly elected UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board members are (clockwise from top left): Drew Chandler, Robert S. Moore Jr., Cindy Murphy, Rachel Parker Harding, Joe Clay Young IV and Win Rockefeller Jr.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Advisory Board. Kenan Keyes of Little Rock serves as board chair.



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