March 2020

UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

“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.

Payne was one of four breast cancer survivors, along with hematologist oncologist Issam Makhoul, M.D., honored by the UALR women’s basketball team at their annual Pink Game on Feb. 15.

The survivors and Makhoul were introduced and presented bouquets of pink roses before joining the Little Rock Trojans on the court for the national anthem prior to their game against the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Day at the Races March 19 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Horse Racing down the stretch they come
An upcoming event will offer the chance to enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing while supporting cancer research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Register Now

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UAMS Program Starting March 31 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients
A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin March 31 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country
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.

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

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