Patient Stories about cancer

Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. Her medical specialties include primary and [...]

By | 2017-08-15T09:48:25+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

LITTLE ROCK — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little something” [...]

By | 2017-08-14T11:27:37+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Researchers Receive CORNET Award Funding Cancer Research

Aug. 11, 2017 | Four research teams, comprised of scientists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have received funding for cancer research through the UTHSC/UAMS Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. Each team, made up of one UAMS researcher and one UTHSC researcher, [...]

By | 2017-08-15T08:43:05+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Family with Rare Cancer Syndrome Finds Hope at UAMS

Aug. 7, 2017 | It was a normal day visiting her family in Little Rock when Melinda Godsey started to feel sick. “I thought I had a stomach virus,” she said. Not wanting to infect her grandchildren, she got up the next morning and started the drive back to her home in El Dorado. [...]

By | 2017-08-08T08:17:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Group Starting Aug. 30

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re ready to quit smoking, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help. The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate.  Free parking is available. [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:55:01+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I [...]

Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, Invested in Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair

June 15, 2017 | Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, was invested June 13 in the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair. Barone, a nationally known expert in tobacco cessation and a leader in academic nursing, was first [...]

By | 2017-06-15T11:36:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Cancer, Faculty, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

All Slots for Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Filled by UAMS Residents

June 13, 2017 | Two residents from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been selected for a prestigious fellowship in neuro-oncology administered jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch. A maximum of two fellows per year are selected for the program, and [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:40:47+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Researchers Kill Cancer Cells Using Nanobubble Spaser as the World’s Smallest Laser

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to kill single cancer cells using the world’s smallest laser. At 22 nanometers in diameter, the laser — known as a spaser — is capable of detecting and killing single cancer cells [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:31:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Cancer Diagnosis Yields Big Surprise for New Mom

Read the Spanish version of this story here. June 7, 2017 | If the circumstances surrounding Angel Castillo’s birth are any indication, his life will be full of surprises. It was during a routine gynecological exam in January 2016 when Angel’s mom, Carmen Martinez, got some very unexpected news: She had cervical cancer. As a [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:38:22+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments