Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


October 21, 2021

UAMS Participating in National Breast Cancer Screening Trial

Marty Trieschmann

Breast Center Director Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., is leading the Cancer Institute's participation in a national mammography clinical trial.

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is participating in the National Cancer Institute’s TMIST (Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial). The study compares two standard breast cancer screening methods — tomosynthesis (3D) mammograms and digital (2D) mammograms — and is designed to help researchers determine whether one method is better than the other at finding…


October 15, 2021

Two Sisters Battle Breast Cancer at UAMS

Marty Trieschmann

Sisters and UAMS Breast Cancer Patients Amber Vanaman and April Biggs

Like many sisters, April Biggs and Amber Vanaman have shared a lot as siblings. Just one year apart, they shared a bedroom and clothes growing up in Paragould, Arkansas, and have some of same facial features — definitely the same smile. But they never expected to share a life-threatening disease. Biggs was diagnosed with Stage…


October 14, 2021

Children’s Tumor Foundation Joins with UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to Pilot Clinic for Adults with Neurofibromatosis

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Erika Santos Horta, M.D., a neuro-oncologist at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will lead the first dedicated Neurofibromatosis Adult Clinic in the region.

LITTLE ROCK—The Children’s Tumor Foundation and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are pleased to announce plans for the first dedicated Neurofibromatosis Adult Clinic in the region.


October 11, 2021

UAMS Cancer Researcher Brian Koss, Ph.D., is First in State to Earn Prestigious NIH Director’s Award

Marty Trieschmann

Brian Koss, Ph.D., a researcher with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the state’s first recipient of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award.

LITTLE ROCK — Brian Koss, Ph.D., a researcher with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the state’s first recipient of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award.


October 5, 2021

UAMS and Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Key to Unlocking Molecular Cancer Therapies

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UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D.,

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a way to supercharge molecular cancer treatments to destroy more cancer-causing proteins in cells. The research findings of UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., the Helen Adams and Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery and…


September 27, 2021

Four UAMS Scientists Win Grants to Study Breast Cancer

Marty Trieschmann

(l to r) Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., Ruud Dings, Ph.D., and Yung-Moon "Mark" Park, Ph.D.

The Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP) awarded grants totaling $400,000 to four UAMS researchers at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College of Medicine, is the recipient of ABCRPs Investigator Award. The $250,000 award will fund Kendrick’s research…


Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20% Discount at Nearly 200 Locations

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2021 Partners Card

About 200 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 29 – Nov. 7 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). To purchase a Partners Card or view a complete…


September 21, 2021

Be a Part of the Cure Telethon Raises $400,000

Marty Trieschmann

Event Chairs Natalie and Win Rockefeller and Emcee KATV’s Renee Shapiro welcome viewers to the telethon.

The 2nd annual Be a Part of the Cure Telethon to benefit the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s research and treatment programs raised nearly $400,000 despite a second year of pandemic challenges. “Cancer has affected us all, and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute continues to see patients, provide treatment and take care of…


September 20, 2021

Johnson Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Executive Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

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Corey Johnson Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Executive Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Corey Johnson has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as executive director of community outreach and engagement. Johnson will work closely with Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., community outreach and engagement associate director and vice chancellor for UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, to lead community engagement…


September 13, 2021

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Names Three to Board of Advisors

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Danyelle Musselman, Aimee Arzoumainian, David Rainey

The board of advisors of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has announced the election of three new board members. The new members are Danyelle Musselman, Aimee Arzoumanian, MHA, and David Rainey, Ed.D. Musselman is co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Wives and…



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