Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


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.


October 25, 2019

Nikki Burgess-West Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Susan Van Dusen

Nikki Burgess-West and family

Nikki Burgess-West is easy to spot. Her bright smile lights up any room, including the waiting rooms where she is frequently found visiting with patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


October 16, 2019

Country Music Legend, Cancer Survivor Charley Pride Entertains at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Charley Pride at UAMS

A small group of UAMS employees got an unexpected treat Oct. 10 when Grammy Award-winning musician Charley Pride stopped by for an impromptu visit and performance. Best known for his 1970’s hits including “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” and “Is Anybody Going to San Antone,” Pride was diagnosed with verrucous carcinoma of the vocal cord…


October 14, 2019

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Linda Haymes

Leslie Harrell, D.O.

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in…


October 8, 2019

Research Collaboration Crosses Basic Science, Clinical Boundaries

Susan Van Dusen

NCI R01 collaborators

Biomedical research does not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, scientists must work together by combining resources and ideas in new and innovative ways.


October 3, 2019

UAMS Breast Center Patients Eligible to Participate in National Mammography Research Study

Susan Van Dusen

If it’s time for your annual mammogram, you may qualify to take part in a national research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


October 1, 2019

Retired Police Officer Finds ‘Top-Notch’ Breast Cancer Treatment at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Patty Allen and Crystal Smith

Patty Allen is the first to admit it: Mammograms make her nervous. With no history of breast cancer in her family, she never imagined the test would come back positive. But the experience always left her rattled nonetheless.



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