UAMS officials to announce change at cancer center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock.

Tuesday's announcement will be about UAMS' Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Spokeswoman Leslie Taylor says it'll be about a change in multiple myeloma care, but declined to say more.

The center was established nearly 25 years ago to research and offer clinical care of multiple myeloma — a rare form of bone marrow cancer. More than 11,000 patients nationwide and from around the world have sought treatment at the myeloma institute.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, Dr. Bart Barlogie — the institute's founder and director — and Carol Ammon — chairwoman of the Myeloma Institute Advisory Board — are also expected to attend.

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