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Susan Van Dusen

Writer. Editor. Storyteller.

Location icon United States of America

With more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor, I know how to find and tell a good story.

Portfolio

Biomedical Research

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
UAMS First Hospital in Arkansas Approved to Provide Breakthrough CAR T-Cell Therapy for...

LITTLE ROCK - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first and only hospital in Arkansas approved to provide a revolutionary new therapy for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy uses new technology to genetically modify a patient's own T cells, enabling them to seek and destroy cancer cells.

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Study Co-authored by UAMS Doctor Shows Benefit of Facebook Patient Support Groups in Rare Cancer...

LITTLE ROCK - An article co-authored by Jerad Gardner, M.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) demonstrates the ability to use international Facebook patient support groups to rapidly reach large numbers of rare cancer survivors. The study titled "Perspectives of Patients with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans on Diagnostic Delays, Surgical Outcomes, and Nonprotuberance" was published online Aug.

Feature Stories

UAMS News
11/25/2019
Dad Cancer-free After 'Extremely Rare' Stem Cell Match with Daughter - UAMS News

Butch King counts his blessings every day. First, there's his growing family, with wife Debbie, their four children, 12 grandkids and soon-to-be seven great-grandkids. Then, there's his role as a deacon in the Catholic Church and a passel of friends in the faith. Not mention his lifetime of civil service...

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
04/14/2017
Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

Personal Essays

A Redhead's Take on Life and Everything in Between
03/12/2019
Life on the Mat

It was 20 years ago this month when I first hesitantly rolled out a mat and settled into the unfamiliar position known as downward facing dog. A resting pose, the instructor called it. Yea, right, I thought.

A Redhead's Take on Life and Everything in Between
09/27/2018
Spin Cycle

As I write this, we are about four months away from arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth. For the uninitiated, that's a little vacation spot in Florida known as Walt Disney World. As you read this, we are either closer to that date or we've already gone, come back, and are planning our next trip.

Little Rock Family
Now You See Them, Now You Don't

The first time Jackson came to our house, he got in trouble. The precocious toddler was always making mischief of one kind of another. Luckily, 3-year-old Betsy was willing to rein him in when his antics got out of hand.