Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


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.


March 17, 2020

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Linda Haymes

Seeds of Science grant recipients

Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group.


March 3, 2020

E-Cigarette Expert Warns of Health Issues, Advocates Flavor Ban

Ashley McNatt

Glantz

E-cigarettes are likely bad for human health and state and local governments should help prevent the spread of their use, especially among young people, by adopting bans on flavored nicotine products. That was the takeaway message from Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., a tobacco control  researcher and the featured speaker Feb. 13 at the UAMS Winthrop P….


March 2, 2020

Arkansan’s Golf Swing Breaks Back, Leads to Myeloma Diagnosis

Linda Haymes

"When you get a diagnosis like that, your world crumbles and you don't know what to expect," said Buffy Bennett, the wife of myeloma patient Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas.

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time. He also thought he was in good health. “I had a golf tournament coming up and I was swinging an eight iron in my yard and…


February 19, 2020

UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

Susan Van Dusen

breast cancer survivors

Kristina Payne wants to show the world there is life after breast cancer. “It’s scary, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Payne, a three-year survivor and access manager at UAMS.


February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

Susan Van Dusen

proteomics workshop

To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task.


February 4, 2020

Research at UAMS Shows Potential to Reduce Chemo-related Heart Damage

Susan Van Dusen

Valentina Todorova, PhD

A team led by UAMS cancer researcher Valentina Todorova, Ph.D., has demonstrated the potential to prevent chemotherapy-induced heart damage without reducing the treatment’s effectiveness.


February 3, 2020

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Zhan Fenghuang MD

LITTLE ROCK — Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center. Zhan was most recently a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and an adjunct professor with the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics….


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…



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