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    Video: Novel Targeted Antioxidants Therapy Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

    Video: Novel Targeted Antioxidants Therapy Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

    Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson's Research and chairman of biophysics, is the principal investigator. He received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute to develop targeted therapies to enhance the killing power of anti-cancer while simultaneously protecting the heart from the drug's toxic side effects.

    "One of the challenges of cancer therapy is to kill tumor cells while simultaneously minimizing the drug's side effects", said Dr. Kalyanaraman, "Novel targeted antioxidant therapy is doing just that."

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    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.

    Can a cell phone app help women reduce their osteoporosis risk?

    April 10 - Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Research shows that women can improve their bone health by having good nutrition, improving their balance, and regularly doing exercises that result in stronger bones, yet very few women regularly eat nutritious meals and do the types of activities that build bone. Much more needs to be learned about how to help people make and maintain health behavior change.

    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

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