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Attention all motorcycle riders!

April 13 - 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!

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.