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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.

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.