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Yearly Archives: 2017


Multiple Myeloma: A Rare and Complex Cancer

November 30th, 2017|News|

UAMS Study Identifies One Reason Myeloma Patients Respond Differently to Treatment

Oct. 10, 2017 | Researchers with the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have identified one reason myeloma patients respond differently to treatment — the cancer cells can vary in type and intensity depending on where in the bone marrow they are located. The team headed by Leo Rasche, M.D., and Niels Weinhold, Ph.D., [...]

October 10th, 2017|News|

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,” said [...]

October 9th, 2017|News|

UAMS Myeloma Institute Team Goes the Distance to Fight Cancer

Oct. 5, 2017 | Ritchie Brown of Little Rock has had two stem-cell transplants since December 2016. But you certainly couldn’t tell it Sept. 23 as he rode his bicycle 50 miles to raise awareness of multiple myeloma, the cancer he has been fighting with the help of the UAMS Myeloma Institute. Brown, who is [...]

October 5th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

September 20th, 2017|News|

Myeloma Institute Hosts Patient Power Event on Rare Blood Diseases

Sept. 18, 2017 | UAMS Myeloma Institute patients, caregivers and health professionals gathered Sept. 9 at UAMS for Patient Power, a free event offering information about myeloma and other blood-related diseases and the significance of genetic profiling, imaging and getting involved with developing research. “Living Well with Myeloma” drew a crowd of nearly 100, with [...]

September 19th, 2017|News|

Evolutionary biology of high-risk multiple myeloma

September 11th, 2017|News|

UAMS Myeloma Institute Welcomes Patient Power to Little Rock Campus for Free Educational Event on the Rare Blood Cancer

For the second year in a row, the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is proud to partner with Patient Power for a multiple myeloma town meeting the morning of  Saturday, Sept. 9 in Little Rock, Ark. All aspects of myeloma will be covered in an easy-to-follow “talk-show style” format during [...]

September 6th, 2017|News|

Don’t Fear the Gear

Well, my training has not been going as well as I had hoped.  I know. I know.  But, to tell you the truth, I am a little worried about the distance and what it will do to my body. I am old. I cycled the 30-mile loop around Scott on the weekend, which is beautiful [...]

August 30th, 2017|Big Dam Bridge 100, News|

Haematological cancer: Where are we now with the treatment of multiple myeloma?

August 18th, 2017|News|