MCW Cancer Center
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is devoted to translating research into patient care. The MCW Cancer Center is an integrated partnership of cancer research scientists, physicians and clinical trial investigators and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. The Cancer Center, as part of MCW, is the only Academic cancer center in Southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more about the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Dr. Joan Neuner Receives $2.33M NIH Grant to Study Breast Cancer Disparities
Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, the co-leader of the MCW Cancer Center Cancer Control and Outcomes program, was recently awarded a new R01 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to study “Socioeconomic Disparities in Adherence to Oral Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer.” The research is based on her 2015 Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) paper which showed trends toward high rates of nonadherence in using Aromatase inhibitors were reversed with either copayment elimination or low-cos generics.
Dr. Neuner’s work is among the first to show the impact of high cost brand-name drugs on patient discontinuation of medications and that cost reductions associated with generic approval reversed this. She also found that very poor patients with low-income subsidies (LIS) that protected them from high out-of-pocket costs had high adherence to both brand-name and generic medications.
“Joan’s innovative ideas and research on breast cancer disparities is exactly the type of work we need as we prepare to submit for NCI Designation.” Said Ming You, MD, PhD, Director of the MCW Cancer Center. “This work not only puts us on the map nationally; it will have a direct influence on underserved populations in Southeastern Wisconsin.”
Cancer Clinical Trials Portal
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Clinical Trials
This portal is directly linked to our Clinical Trials Management System and therefore, uses live real-time data, providing patients and referring physicians with the most up-to-date information on over 130 cancer clinical trials available throughout the Froedtert & the Medical College Cancer Network, MCW and our affiliates. This patient-friendly portal allows users to browse trials by disease type, conduct keyword searches, or conduct advanced searches by disease type or study location. There is also a specific area highlighting early-phase trials.
Read more about the MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
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