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Study Finds Subsidies Help Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy

Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal

Drs. Atallah and Flynn Receive $3.4 Million NCI Grant to Study Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Oct. 20 - Dr. Ehab Atallah and Kathryn Flynn, PhD received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia. Biz Times

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium draws crowd, national leaders

Oct. 20 - The Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium was held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. More than 140 people attended this inaugural event to hear presentations from national leaders in breast cancer research.

MCW researchers to investigate the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia.

Dr. Lawton Comments on JAMA Study on Overuse of Radiation for Prostate Cancer Pain

Oct. 15 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment to an article in HealthDay News on a University of Pennsylvania study that found that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. Medicine Net

Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,183 for Breast Cancer Research

Oct. 13 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports on Fox Valley events supporting breast cancer research and awareness, including Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure,” which raised $58,183 for breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Post Crescent

Dr. Tower to Discuss Issues Surrounding a Child’s Cancer Journey

Oct. 13 - Dr. Rich Tower will discuss issues surrounding children going through a cancer journey at a free public program in Mt, Pleasant on October 16. “Cancer – It’s a Family Affair” is sponsored by the Jane Cremer Foundation. The Journal Times

Bowling fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Oct. 9 - JS Events LLC and Sussex Bowl are planning a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

National Breast Cancer Research Leaders Participate in Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Symposium

Oct. 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that national leaders in breast cancer research presented at Froedtert & MCW’s Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on October 3 at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Waukesha Now

MCW committed to fighting pancreatic cancer

Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine

Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor to speak Oct. 8

Oct. 1 - On Oct. 8, the Division of Colorectal Surgery is hosting the first Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor, Dr. James Church, The Victor W. Fazio Professor in Colorectal Surgery, Vice Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and Director of the Sanford R. Weiss Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio.

National leaders to speak at Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium

Oct. 1 - National leaders in breast cancer research will be presenting at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3, at MCW’s Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee.

Special Events at the Wisconsin Athletic Club Support WBCS

Sept. 30 - Wisconsin Athletic Clubs (WAC) are sponsoring several upcoming events that will benefit WBCS, one of the largest supporters of breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW:

Ridin’ to a Cure

Sept. 29 - The 20th annual Ridin’ to a Cure event was held in Oconomowoc on September 27. Fox 6 News covered the ride’s kickoff live. Carol Williams, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW and a breast cancer researcher, is a regular participant in the ride. She was interviewed for the story. WITI TV

Cancer Center Board honors MACC Fund for reaching $50 million research support milestone

Sept. 26 - On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the MCW Cancer Center Board of Directors honored The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., for reaching the $50 million milestone earlier this summer for childhood cancer and blood disorder research support.

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

Scientist receives NIH Director’s Award to study molecular causes of disease

Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.

MACC Fund offers ways to support pediatric cancer research this fall

Sept. 23 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) has events this fall to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund raises 75% of its annual income from special events, and is the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) largest donor.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

25% of Funds Raised by Komen Race Support National Breast Cancer Research Studies

Sept. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that 25 percent of the proceeds raised from the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on September 21 will support national breast cancer research studies at institutions like MCW and UW-Madison. Fox 6 Now

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept. 17 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Bylow Discusses Results of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Sept. 15 - CBS-TV/Nashville aired a nationally-distributed video report in which Dr. Kathryn Bylow discusses the results of a recently published clinical trial that found that a combination of chemotherapy and hormone therapy extended life for men with metastatic prostate cancer on average by 17 months. News Channel 5

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

MCW physicians celebrate patient’s nuptials

Sept. 02 - A rare malignant brain tumor didn’t get in the way of a local couple’s wedding plans… and their care team celebrated with them. That team includes Jennifer Connelly, assistant professor of neuro-oncology; Malika Siker, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology; and Wade Mueller, MD, professor of neurosurgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Attorney’s legacy offers hope for other cancer patients

Aug. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal published an obituary for attorney John Hovel, a longtime supporter of MCW. Hovel and his wife Janis founded The Triumph Fund, which raises funds for MCW’s Clinical Trials Office. Milwaukee Business Journal

Ballet Performance to Benefit Cancer Center

Aug. 22 - This Sunday, August 24, the Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee will present Godha Kalyanam in the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at 11 a.m. the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in Pewaukee. Proceeds will benefit Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The performance is open to the public.

Shooters take aim at helping fight cancer

Aug. 21 - “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer,” an event founded in honor of a Delafield boy with brain cancer, netted more than $100,000 this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert and MCW team up for the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure

Aug. 20 - Join the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure as a member of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s team. The run/walk is Sunday, September 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mail-in registration deadline is August 31. The online deadline for team sign-up is September 5.

“Pink Out Miller Park” Supports Breast Cancer Research

Aug. 20 - The Milwaukee Brewers will host “Pink Out Miller Park” on September 6 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention. MCW’s Cancer Center is among the event’s beneficiaries. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Bergstrom Automotive “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug.20 - Bergstrom Automotive in the Fox Valley hosted a two-day “Drive for a Cure” fundraising event that raised $58,000 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1997, “Drive for a Cure” has raised more than $350,000. Post Crescent

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Study Identifies Factors that Identify Men Who Will Undergo Clinical Trial Prostate Biopsies

Aug. 18 - Dr. William See was a contributing author on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Health Canal

Bergstrom Automotive raises $58,000 for MCW cancer research

Aug. 18 - The 2014 Drive for a Cure, sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, raised a record-breaking $58,000 for the MCW Cancer Center. Appleton Post Crescent

Dr. Tina Yen wins $100,000 Clinical Investigator Award

Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on September 6 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 13 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, September 6, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

Triathlete Chronicles Battle against Rare Lung Cancer

Aug. 06 - Dr. John Charlson contributes to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a triathlete who is chronicling her battle against a rare lung cancer as a patient in the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit. Fox 6 Now

Support MCW Breast Cancer Research At Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure

Aug. 06 - On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium planned for September 5

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, September 5 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 01 - The 9th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 23 to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

July 29 - The 9th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Woman Travels from Oklahoma to Contribute Stem Cells to Brother

July 22 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on an Oklahoma woman who traveled to Milwaukee to donate stem cells to her brother, who is being treated for leukemia. Fox 6 Now

Golf Outing Supports Blood Cancer and Transplant Research

July 22 - The Drive for a Cure golf benefit, which supports MCW blood cancer and transplant research, was held July 14 the Westmoor Country Club. On Milwaukee

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Could your own immune system cure blood cancers?

July 07 - Wisconsin Tonight, a news program on WTMJ-TV, featured Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and microbiology and molecular genetics. WTMJ

MACC Fund Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Pediatric Cancer Research Support

July 07 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) contributed $1.2 million to its three beneficiaries: MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. On Milwaukee and Biz Times

College Leaders, Faculty, Attend Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure Preview Party

July 02 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Dr. Ann Nattinger, Dr. Ming You, Ravi Misra, PhD and Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., attended the Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure preview party. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Logan Serves on FDA Panel that Rejects AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Medication

July 01 - Brent Logan, PhD served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that failed to back AstraZeneca’s new medication to treat ovarian cancer. Washington Post

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 30 - Chasing Chad is hosting its fifth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 26. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets baseball game at Miller Park.

Registrations open for July 21 WBCS Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing

June 24 - The 16th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 21, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 19 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 23 - The 21st annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 19, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Sam Beres Run/Walk to Support Dr. Margolis’ Research on Leukemia and Other Cancers

June 20 - The 2014 Sam Beres Run/Walk in support of leukemia and other cancer research conducted by Dr. David Margolis will be held on August 23 in Butler. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Asare Reports on New System to Stage Adrenocortical Carcinomas

June 19 - Dr. Elliott Asare reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons on a new system that stages adrenocortical carcinomas that combines information on patient age, tumor stage, and nodal and metastatic status. The Oncology Report

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 16 - The 22nd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Improving pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease is primary goal

June 12 - Dr. Amanda Brandow spends most of her time dealing with pain in patients with sickle cell disease and working on ways to better understand and treat those suffering from it.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

June 11 - The 13th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive, Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Why Skin Cancer is on the Rise

June 10 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Amy Harker-Murray (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses melanoma and why skin cancer is on the rise. Wisconsin Public Radio

MCW supports the LLS annual bike ride

June 10 - A team of faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour in July.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards Grants to Three Researchers

June 10 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded three MCW and BloodCenter of Wisconsin researchers with two-year, $100,000 grants to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies. Wauwatosa Now

Several Hundred Business Executives Tour 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

June 10 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that several hundred Milwaukee-area business executives toured the 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support MCW breast and prostate cancer research studies. Milwaukee Business Journal

WBCS, Inc. to fund three breast cancer researchers

June 09 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies.

Most Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients Not Getting Potentially Life-Extending Surgery

June 04 - Dr. John Miura is lead author of a study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology that found that nearly 62 percent of more than 1,500 peritoneal mesothelioma patients are not being given the surgical treatment that could dramatically improve their survival. Digital Journal

Enjoy the historic beauty of the 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

May 30 - Historic charm meets modern-day elegance in the stunning 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure, located at 2022 East Lafayette Place, Milwaukee. The Showhouse is open to the public May 31 – June 15.

Dr. Camitta Discusses Negative Consequences of Stopping Chemotherapy

May 30 - Dr. Bruce Camitta provides expert comment to the Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator regarding a Canadian couple’s decision to stop their child’s chemotherapy treatments. The Hamilton Spectator

Showhouse Supports Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Studies

May 30 - The eastside home used for this year’s Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse was built in 1901 and designed by the architectural firm that designed the Milwaukee Central Library and the Captain Frederick Pabst mansion. Milwaukee Journel Sentinel and The Morning Blend

MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat scheduled for June 6

Mar. 29 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Reminder: Cancer screening and disparities expert Dr. Cathy Meade to give presentation May 30

May 29 - Dr. Cathy Meade, a nationally renowned expert in cancer screening and disparities, will be on campus Friday, May 30, to give a presentation titled, Communities, Communications and Chisels: Finding the Right Tools to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

Dr. Stoner Finds Rat Diet High in Black Raspberries Prevents Development of Tumors

May 28 - In a study reported in Cancer Prevention Research, Gary Stoner, PhD reports that rats eating a diet containing 6.1 percent of freeze dried black raspberries or polyphenolic anthocyanins from the fruits or their metabolite – protocatechuic acid effectively prevented the development of chemically-induced tumors. Food Consumer

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Lafayette Place mansion is 2014 WBCS, Inc. “Showhouse for a Cure”

May 23 - The 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Lafayette Place, built for a seafarer and at one time the home of renowned architect Alexander C. Eschweiler.

Dr. See Reports that One in Six Men will be Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

May 22 - Dr. William See tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that one in six men will get prostate cancer. Fox 6 Now

WBCS Walk/Run on June 7 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 22 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 7, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park.

Dr. Margolis speaks at “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event

May 16 - Dr. David Margolis discussed the importance of MACC Fund support for MCW’s pediatric cancer research programs at the recent fifth annual “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Mackinnon comments on study questioning whether mammograms cause harm

May 15 - In an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed a Canadian study that questioned whether mammograms do more harm than good. WTMJ

Dr. Lawton discusses importance of prostate cancer awareness among men

May 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that prostate cancer kills almost as many men annually as breast cancer kills women. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Malarkannan receives $1.6 million NCI grant to develop cell-based cancer therapies

May 13 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer. Biz Times

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Showhouse Tour Benefits Breast and Cancer Prostate Research

May 08 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on upcoming home tours, including the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse’s tour of an eastside home from May 31 to June 15. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW receives National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

Marilyn Larson, MBA, named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center

May 01 - Marilyn Larson, MBA, has been named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center by Ming You, MD, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis and Director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Allen Bolton, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer.

Free Prostate Screening Exams Offered at Miller Park on May 12

April 30 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is teaming with Fox-TV/Channel 6 to sponsor free prostate cancer screening examinations at Miller Park on May 12. Fox 6 Now

Cancer Center announces pilot grant awards

April 30 - Seed grants are critical to the future of cancer research, and provide investigators with initial backing to further their science, collect data, publish, and secure NIH funding.

“On Target for a Cure” trap shoot to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 29 - The Southeastern Rod and Gun Club will host a trap shooting event on Saturday, June 7, at the Southeastern Rod and Gun Club in East Troy. Proceeds will benefit cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

April 29 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 6 – 8 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.

Ann’s Hope Block Melanoma 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 to benefit melanoma research

April 28 - The 10th annual Block Melanoma 5K Run and 3K Walk, organized by Ann’s Hope Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 18, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s event will include an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people applying sunscreen at one time.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 14 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 24 - The ninth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place Monday, July 14, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Rock concert on May 10 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 22 - On Saturday, May 10, Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and Substitute, a tribute to The Who, will perform in a concert to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are $10, payable at the door the night of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older or accompanied by a legal guardian. The concert will take place at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.

Nationally renowned cancer disparities researcher Dr. Terrance Albrecht to speak on campus April 17

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research.

Governor Walker signs Cancer Treatment Fairness Act at Clinical Cancer Center

April 07 - On Thursday, April 4, with more than 300 patients, advocates, and members of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin communities in attendance at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Governor Scott Walker signed the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, Senate Bill 300, into law.

Deadline extended to submit posters for the June 6 MCW Cancer Center scientific retreat

April 07 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Governor Walker Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Apr 7 - Governor Scott Walker signed into law that requires insurance companies to provide the same type of coverage to oral chemotherapies as traditional chemotherapies delivered intravenously. Fox 6 News

Waukesha 10-Year-Old Raises Funds for Cancer Center in His Grandfather’s Memory

Apr 3 - Waukesha Now published a feature article on 10-year-old Jacob Sharp who raised $330 for the MCW Cancer Center in his grandfather’s memory. WaukeshaNOW

Dr. Ludwig Discusses Incidence of Colorectal Cancer

Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country

Wine dinner at The Capital Grille to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 02 -The Capital Grille in Milwaukee will host a wine dinner Sunday, April 27, to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and the Peter K. Antaramian Fund for Cancer Research at MCW.

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Milwaukee Woman Spreads Awareness About Colon Cancer

Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Amended Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly

Mar 26 - The Wisconsin Assembly passed an amended bill that would require health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hari Explains Benefits of Oral Chemotherapy

Mar 26 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari told ABC-TV/Channel 12 that oral chemotherapy can better target cancer over time and fight it better than an intravenous treatment. WISN-TV

Oconomowoc Man Defeats Colon Cancer

Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus

Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Alumna Profile-Linda Resar

Dr. Linda Resar, a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been studying high mobility group genes for two decades. Her passion for research began nearly 30 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Rarely-Used Procedure Thwarts Wisconsin Senate Vote on Oral Chemotherapy Legislation

Mar 18 - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald employed a rarely-used procedure to avoid a Senate vote on a bill that would require health insurance coverage for oral chemotherapy medications. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Thomas Discusses Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Mar 18 - Dr. James Thomas discusses the importance of colon cancer screening with the Waukesha Freeman. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Jacobsohn Provides Background Information on Prostate Cancer

Mar 18 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn provides background information on prostate cancer for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas’ announcement that he is being treated for the disease. WISN-TV

Dr. Campbell Expresses Concern over Unknown Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Mar 18 - Dr. Bruce Campbell notes that there are still too many unknowns about the side effects and risks of exposure to carcinogens posed by electronic cigarettes. Today's TMJ4

Inspirational 10-year-old's donation to the MCW Cancer Center

March 19 - Jacob Sharp is not your ordinary 10-year-old boy. Not only does this Cub Scout give his extra birthday money to help other kids in need, but on Friday, Feb. 28, Jacob and his family arrived at the MCW Cancer Center with a check to support cancer research. “To remember my grandpa, I wanted to do something to make a difference and help other people facing cancer,” said Jacob.

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Polar Plunge Cancer Fundraising Event Memorializes Froedtert Employee

Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Browning Discusses Fond du Lac Infant’s Battle against Adrenal Cancer

Mar 11 - Dr. Meghen Browning discusses a Fond du Lac infant’s battle against adrenocortical carcinoma. Post Crescent

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

Mar. 07 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11 a.m. March 8. The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a Froedtert Hospital employee who died from gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Women for MACC Host PastaFest Fundraising Event

Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Mar. 06 - The 17th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 28 and 29 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg. All of the events are open to the public. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $18,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS receives 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar. 05 - By virtue of a unanimous decision from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Executive Committee, Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, was presented with the 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award during the ASBMT Awards and Business Meeting on Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology. She serves as Chief Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

Research changes views on breast cancer

A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.

History of 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Mansion Detailed

Feb 25 - Urban Milwaukee details the history of the Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore mansion on Milwaukee’s East Side, built in 1901. Urban Milwaukee

Cyclists Ride Stationary Bikes to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

Feb 25 - The 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event will be held March 2 at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Hundreds of cyclists will ride stationary bikes in the event to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Advances in Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Feb 25 - Dr. Amy Harker-Murray discusses the advances made in treating metastatic melanoma in a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the increased incidence of melanoma among women in their 20s. Fox 6 News

Bergstrom Automotive continues support of MCW Cancer Center through its Drive for a Cure event

Feb. 25 - Guests of Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, Wis., had the opportunity this summer to raise money for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin while test driving some unique vehicles. Bergstrom’s annual Drive for a Cure set a record for funds raised in 2013, contributing nearly $56,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge on March 8 to benefit cancer research

Feb. 25 - Brave souls are invited to plunge into Nagawicka Lake on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., as part of “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research.” The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who died of gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Medical College among State Health Organizations Backing Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Feb 18 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and Aurora Health Care are among Wisconsin health care organizations that support legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover costs for oral chemotherapy medications used in place of infusion therapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Brandow Receives American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award

Feb 18 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award. Dr. Brandow will receive $150,000 over a three- year period for her research into sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Cancer patient, family form Triumph Fund to help MCW expand cancer clinical trials

Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.

Oncology nurse practitioners write award-winning book

Feb. 18 - Two pediatric oncology nurse practitioners at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin edited and helped author an award-winning book entitled, Telephone Triage: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses. The book was named a gold award winner in the book/manual/catalogue category of the 2013 Association TRENDS All Media Contest.

Women in Their 20’s Increasingly at Risk for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Feb 17 - Amy Harker-Murray, MD, discusses the warning signs of melanoma, and the groups most at risk of developing skin cancer, in a story that aired on WITI-TV. Fox 6 News

Sickle cell specialist wins national hematology award

Feb. 14 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award.

Dr. Arce-Lara to Discuss Cancers Impacting Black Women at Kenosha Event

Feb 12 - Dr. Carlos Arce-Lara will discuss cancers that significantly impact black women at a free community event in Kenosha on February 18. The Journal Times

Graduate student aims at brain research

Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.

WBCS donations to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center surpass $5 million

Feb. 12 - With its latest donation of $350,000, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse has raised its cumulative contributions to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to $5.1 million, but the impact of the organization’s support is beyond measure.

Researchers Find Two Distinct Patterns of Genetic Alteration in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Feb 6 - MCW researchers are co-authors of a Roswell Park Cancer Institute-led study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result from defects in cells' ability to replicate. Medical News Today

Registration now open for Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-thon Cancer Center benefit

Jan. 21 - Indoor cycling (“spinning”) enthusiasts can now register for the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Interested people are encouraged to register soon because this popular event, which benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, often sells out.

Family’s Struggle with Uterine Cancer Leads to Creation of Cancer Research Fundraising Event

Jan 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 prepared a feature report on the Ellenbecker family’s struggle with uterine cancer and the creation of the Strikes for Hope charity bowling event. Fox 6 News

Strikes for Hope Bowling Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Jan 20 - A bowling outing to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center was featured on WITI-TV. WITI-TV

Recent legislative advocacy efforts by MCW faculty members

Dec. 03 - 2013 has been a busy year for everyone at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the last month has been no exception for MCW’s Office of Government & Community Relations (GCR). The entire GCR team would like to take this opportunity to highlight the following MCW faculty members for their outstanding legislative advocacy efforts

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament Supports Cancer Research

Jan 13 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held on January 18 in Menomonee Falls. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Thakar Discusses Clinical Trial Funded by Pablove Foundation

Jan 13 - Dr. Monica Thakar discusses a promising clinical trial made possible by the Pablove Foundation in an OnMilwaukee.com article profiling Jo Ann Thrailkill, co-founder of the Pablove Foundation. OnMilwaukee.com

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 13 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 10 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer. NewsmaxHealth

Pink Tie Gala on Feb. 8 to benefit WBCS and MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 09 - The fifth annual Pink Tie Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee Street, Delafield. The event is hosted by the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WBCS, Inc., and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Dr. Ellen Velie Named to Hold Joan A. Van Deuren Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Jan 7 - Cancer researcher Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH, has been named to a joint appointment between MCW and UWM. At MCW, she will serve as the Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research. WauwatosaNOW

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 03 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Northwestern Mutual Donates $2 Million to Create Day Hospital for Cancer Patients

Dec 27 - The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is donating $2 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create the Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

$1 Million Donation Supports Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit

Dec 18 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Nursing

Dr. Scott Supports Plan to Report Hospital Performance on Newborn Screening Metrics

Dec 11 - Dr. J. Paul Scott endorses a new Wisconsin plan to issue monthly quality assurance reports to hospitals on how they perform in newborn screening metrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lawton Issues Statement on Increase of Self-Referrals to Urologist-Owned IMRT Facilities

Nov 26 - A New England Journal of Medicine “Special Article” identifies a 19.2 percent increase from 2005 to 2010 in the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients by urologists who self-refer to their own in-office IMRT centers. Oncology Times

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

Benefit Concerts Support MCW Cancer Center

Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kilari Discusses Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Nov 19 - Dr. Deepak Kilari discusses prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options on WTMJ-AM. WTMJ-AM

Dr. Hari Provides Background Information on Amyloidosis

Nov 12 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the case of a patient being treated for breast cancer who was discovered to have amyloidosis. He explains that amyloidosis is a potentially life-threatening blood disease. Today's TMJ4

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study on Radiation of Early Breast Cancer

Nov 12 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides an editorial endorsement in The Oncology Report on a study whose findings show that a decade after treatment for early-stage breast cancer, women who underwent surgery and radiation had higher survival rates than women who had surgery alone, with no increase in radiation-related cardiac or secondary cancer deaths. The Oncology Report

Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit celebrates 100th patient

Nov. 13 - On Thursday, Nov. 7, the nurses, coordinators and pharmacists who support the Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU) celebrated its 100th patient.

Funds Raised to Create Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Nov 8 - The Go Bo! Foundation in northeast Wisconsin donated $75,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin toward the creation of the Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. Doory County Advocate

Dr. Gore Notes Importance of Early Detection of Lung Cancer for Improved Survival Rates

Nov 8 - Dr. Elizabeth Gore discusses a new American Lung Association web-based tool to help individuals determine if they should be screened for lung cancer. Dr. Gore notes that earlier detection leads to improved survival rates. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Hari Discusses Importance of Proposed Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

Nov 8 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the importance of the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act being considered by the Wisconsin legislature which would require insurers to cover oral chemotherapy treatment in the same way they cover intravenous chemotherapy. Fox 6 News

Cancer Fundraising Event Supports Breast Cancer Research, Patient Care

Oct 29 - The Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Rocking the Runway Against Cancer 2013 event was held on October 20 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study Identifying Side Effect of Sulfasalazine

Oct 22 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides expert comment in the Oncology Report on a study that found that the drug sulfasalazine may worsen severe diarrhea as a complication of pelvic irradiation. Oncology Report

New Drug Could Ease Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

Oct 22 - Joshua Field, MD, is primary investigator of a clinical trial investigating the use of an existing drug to alleviate the pain of sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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