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Attention all motorcycle riders!

May 24 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 10, to benefit the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The team will gather in the MCW parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and ride together with CVC Board member Danny Muchin to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville. All motorcycle brands are welcome!

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

May 11 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 4– 11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The show will feature a silent auction and a reception that provide opportunities to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center.

WBCS Raise a Glass to Hope Gala provides a premier showing of WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

May 11 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2017 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 2239 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

Dr. Beth Erickson named to inaugural class of new national fellowship

May 5 - Beth A. Erickson, MD, professor of radiation oncology, has become a member of the inaugural class of the American Brachytherapy Society Fellows (FABS).

Dr. Irina Sparks receives Judith Stitt Best Abstract Award from the American Brachytherapy Society

May 5 - Dr. Irina Sparks, fourth-year resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, received the Judith Stitt Best Abstract Award at the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting held in Boston in April. This award is given at the ABS annual meeting to four recipients whose abstracts are chosen by a rigorous scientific review committee as the best meeting abstracts.

Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation’s annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/ 3k Walk

April 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk on Sunday, May 21. The Froedtert & MCW team will be there, and we invite all interested staff and students to join us. It’s a great way to have fun, get those steps in and raise awareness about melanoma.

Dr. Janet S. Rader co-chairs cervical cancer study published in Nature

March 28 - Corresponding author and co-chair Janet S. Rader, MD, and contributors Denise Uyar, MD, William Bradley, MD and Behnaz Behmaram, MD, published the article Integrated Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Cervical Cancer in the March 16, 2017 issue of the journal Nature. It is one of the largest comprehensive genomic studies of cervical cancer published to date. The massive undertaking was accomplished by the collaboration of over 50 institutions and 300 investigators.

WBCS seeks volunteers for Showhouse

March 28 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time and talents to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. The organization currently is seeking docents for the 2017 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure. There is an urgent need to fill the following shifts: Friday night June 16, from 4 - 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

March 27 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 31 and April 1 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated nearly $30,000 for breast cancer research and patient programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Study indicates men with returning prostate cancer can prolong life with anti-male hormone therapy

Feb. 24 - A National Cancer Institute-funded study co-authored by Colleen Lawton, MD, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that men whose prostate cancer returns after surgery are more likely to survive when they take drugs to block male hormones in addition to receiving radiation therapy.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 16 - The ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research.

MPS students use art, creativity to address cancer prevention and health disparities

Jan. 5 - Over 400 students have participated in service learning partnership involving MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s Healthy Families

Investigators receive $2.6M NCI grant to study plant-based preventive treatment for patients with o

Dec. 20 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Stuart Wong, MD, a nationally renowned physician scientist who specializes in head and neck cancers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have received a $2.6M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate a widely used Chinese herbal formula called Antitumor B as potent cancer preventive agents for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), the most common malignancies of the oral cavity.

MCW Cancer Center health geographer paints picture of cancer disparities

Dec. 12 - The MCW Cancer Center is committed to understanding, addressing and reducing cancer disparities in southeastern Wisconsin, the region and the country. The primary research catchment area for the center includes more than two million residents within the following seven counties: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

Clinical psychologist specializing in sexual dysfunction, disparities in prostate cancer to give talk on Dec. 14

Dec. 9 - On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m., the MCW Cancer Center welcomes Christian J. Nelson, PhD, who will give a talk titled, “Helping Men Utilize Sexual Rehabilitation Following Prostate Cancer Surgery.” The talk will be held in HRC rooms H1210-1230-1250.

Study looks at how socioeconomic disparities impact adherence to oral hormone therapy for breast cancer

Nov. 15 - Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, co-leader of the MCW Cancer Center Cancer Control and Outcomes program, was recently awarded a $2.23 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study “Socioeconomic Disparities in Adherence to Oral Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer.

Davante Adams, Dorsey Levens and Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network team up to raise awareness for prostate cancer

Nov. 3 - Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXI Champion Dorsey Levens, along with our Cancer Network, are teaming up for "Green, Gold & Growing" - a prostate cancer awareness initiative encouraging men to grown their facial hair during the month of November.

MCW Dream Team participates in annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally

Oct. 3 - On Saturday, Sept. 24, a team from MCW participated in the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure,” sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter. Proceeds from this event benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk on Oct. 8 to benefit colon cancer

Sept. 29 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids' Fun Run for colon cancer will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa.

Dr. Teresa Patitucci broadens her anatomy skills through prestigious Anatomy Training Program

Sept. 16 - Teresa Patitucci, PhD, assistant professor of anatomy at MCW-Central Wisconsin, can now add “Oxford scholar” to her CV, kind of. Dr. Patitucci spent this past year broadening her perspective on how anatomy is taught at different institutions as a part of the Anatomy Training Program, including an intensive weeklong training at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Strikes for Sue bowling event on Oct. 16 to honor Sue Ristow, benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 19 - “Strikes for Sue,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by friends and colleagues of Sue Ristow Zewiske, a beloved and long-time MCW employee who lost her battle with cancer in 2014, will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Root River Center in Franklin.

Join Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd on Bradley Center court to ‘Shoot Down Cancer’

Sept. 15 - The Milwaukee Bucks and their community partners at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience at the team’s inaugural “Shoot Down Cancer” event. Bucks fans of all ages are invited to join Head Coach Jason Kidd on the BMO Harris Bradley Center court on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-4 p.m. and show off their shooting skills while raising funds to support cancer research.

Chasing Chad to host Casino Night Gala to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

Sept. 13 - Chasing Chad is hosting its third annual Casino Night Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, to benefit brain tumor research at MCW. This fund raiser will feature casino games, music, a silent auction and raffle, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and a special signature cocktail. Doors to the event, which will be held at SURG on Water in Milwaukee, will open at 6:30 p.m. Casino games will begin at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day planned for Sept. 26

Sept. 12 - On Monday, Sept. 26, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Regional Cancer Therapy Program is hosting a Mesothelioma Awareness Day event from 8 -11 a.m. in the Clinical Cancer Center Mezzanine – Level One

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician Gives Bella Hope for the Future

Sept. 9 - Nine-year-old Isabella (Bella) Rodriguez, once a vivacious and active older sister to Sophia and Lynae, was lethargic, weak and losing weight in the summer and fall of 2014. She was bruising easily and her body was covered in a rash of small pinpoint red marks, called petechiae.

Tickets to Brewers “Give Back Game” on Sept. 25 to benefit MACC Fund

Sept. 9 - Proceeds from tickets purchased for the Milwaukee Brewers Give Back Game on Sunday, Sept. 25, will be distributed to four charities in the Milwaukee area, including the MACC Fund, MCW’s largest donor. Tickets to the game can be obtained for a donation to one of the charities, and the more donations given in honor of the MACC Fund, the more proceeds the MACC Fund will receive. They even have a chance to win a $50,000 bonus from the Brewers if they generate the most donations.

Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 23 & 24

Sept. 7 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 23 and 24 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Cancer survivors to show their style at WBCS ‘Pinktacular’ luncheon Oct. 6

Sept. 6 - Men and women who have survived a breast cancer or prostate cancer diagnosis will be the models at the annual Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse “Pinktacular” Luncheon and Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Italian Community Center.

Connor's Run 2016 on Sept. 11 to benefit MCW brain cancer research

Sept. 6 - Connor's Run 2016 - Wauwatosa Shadow Run, a 5K fun run/walk through Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa, will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is sponsored by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, which was founded in memory of Robert Connor Dawes, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2013 at age 18. Proceeds from the event will support brain cancer research at MCW.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on Sept. 20 to feature Dr. Carol Williams

Aug. 29 - The 10th annual Women in Science Series will host its next presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and feature Carol Williams, PhD who will speak on Breast Cancer: Updates on Research Efforts to Develop New Treatments. The event includes a luncheon at the Wisconsin Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register today!

Children’s nurse practitioner assumes leadership role in a national nursing association

Aug. 16 - Susan Burke, MA, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, nurse practitioner in Pediatric Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the president elect for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

620 WTMJ invites Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network to team up for cancer awareness: Aug. 1-19

Aug. 12 - As part of a WTMJ Cares initiative spearheaded by 620 WTMJ radio host Jeff Wagner, Wagner will interview Froedtert & MCW cancer patients, doctors, nurses, researchers and others about their personal experiences and the latest on cancer treatment and research.

Paper highlights discovery of mechanism that causes post-transplant complications

Aug. 9 - Studies in the laboratory of Dr. William Drobyski, a physician scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have uncovered a novel mechanism that causes graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within the GI tract. This work, published in the Aug. 8 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reports the discovery of a novel immune cell population that induces inflammation in the colon.

Triumph Fund Dinner at Wisconsin Club to Benefit Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Aug. 3 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner, “Honoring the Lorax IV,” to support Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office on Sunday, August 14, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.



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