Patient stories about Myeloma

Myeloma Patient Beth Jacks Grateful for Treatment Close to Home

March 1, 2018 | Beth Jacks, 56, of Lonoke was excited to begin her new job at UAMS in May 2017 as executive assistant to Maurice Rigsby, vice chancellor for Institutional Relations. But when she accepted the offer, she had no idea she would soon need UAMS for more than a job. Jacks was previously [...]

By | 2018-03-02T09:31:38+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Myeloma Patient’s Loved Ones Roll ‘Ride for Research’ in Her Honor

Oct. 6, 2017 | Carolyn Barber, of El Dorado, waited as six of her loved ones – ­two daughters, a son, two granddaughters and a great-grandson – each rode 10 miles in the recent UAMS Myeloma Institute’s inaugural Ride for Research across central Arkansas in honor of the 75-year-old’s battle against myeloma. “It was wonderful,” [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:39:15+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Conway Cyclist Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute Team to Honor Dad

Sept. 20, 2017 | Julie Ferguson, 51, of Conway, plans to straddle her Trek bike and join 60 others Sept. 23 to ride in the UAMS Myeloma Institute’s Ride for Research. Held in conjunction with the Big Dam Bridge 100, the 60 patients, supporters, donors and employees are riding to raise awareness of the blood [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:42:34+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Young Jewelry Designer Supports Myeloma Research

Feb. 10, 2017 | Bailey McNeill of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a UAMS Myeloma Institute rock star. McNeill’s father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at Duke University Hospital when she was in third grade. “He sat down with my sisters and me and explained that he would be traveling with my mom to a facility [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:22:35+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Part of International Myeloma Genome Project

Dec. 5, 2016 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is collaborating with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Celgene Corp. to compile the largest set of high-quality genetic data related to myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the blood. Brian Walker, Ph.D., a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Internal [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:18+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Myeloma, Research, University News|0 Comments

Blog Gives Multiple Myeloma Patient Way to Share

Oct. 27, 2016 | Sean Murray of Kimberling City, Missouri, was working a stressful job in November 2008. His project list was long and deadlines were coming due. So, yes, he noticed the pain in the upper middle part of his back. But the 49-year-old figured it was a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:25+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Myeloma Patient “In Good Hands”

Claudia Jessup's life has taken her in many directions. Twenty years ago, she and her husband, Jonathan Richards, moved their young family from New York to Santa Fe, N.M. Jessup, an author, and Richards, a journalist and cartoonist, knew they could relocate their careers cross country with relative ease, while also giving their two daughters [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:45:46+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Cancer, Myeloma|0 Comments

Myeloma Patient Travels from Germany

In December 2003, Ines Plog left her home in Hamburg, Germany, to travel to Little Rock for treatment at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Less than two years later she was in remission. "I was convinced this was the right place to be." Ines recommends the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy: [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:45:52+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Cancer, Myeloma|0 Comments

Over the Hurdles

When attorney Ken Stoll of North Little Rock was diagnosed in 1991 with multiple myeloma, many would have called it a death sentence. He now thanks his doctor who referred him to the then-fledgling program for multiple myeloma at UAMS. It was that doctor's foresight, coupled with UAMS' dedication to patients with this rare cancer [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:45:54+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Cancer, Myeloma|0 Comments