Aug. 27 - “Lady Luck” will be on our side Friday, Sept. 18, when Chasing Chad hosts its second annual Casino Night Gala to benefit brain tumor research at MCW. This fundraiser will feature casino games and other entertainment, a silent auction, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and a special signature cocktail.
Aug. 25 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports that Bergstrom Automotive’s two-day “Drive for a Cure” raised $75,232 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Post Crescent
Aug. 19 - Dr. William Drobyski (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology; Pediatrics; Microbiology & Molecular Genetics) received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the pathophysiology of graft versus host disease in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients. Lake Country Now
Aug. 17 - The 10th Annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. tee-off.
Aug. 14 - Wauwatosa Now reports that the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Relay for Life was held at Wisconsin Lutheran College, which is across the street from MCW; a major recipient of American Cancer Society research support. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 13 - On Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, Bergstrom Automotive will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center. This year, the event will be held at two locations: Victory Lane in Appleton and Washburn St. (Exit 116) in Oshkosh.
Aug. 6 - The 17th Annual Emmie S. Mikulay Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing and Gala Dinner, presented by WBCS, Inc., will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at the Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon.
Aug. 4 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support basic science research for prostate and other men’s cancers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Aug. 3 - The cover story in the Milwaukee Business Journal focuses on the escalation of competition among hospitals for cancer patients. The newspaper provides differing reports on cancer patient volumes prepared by Froedtert and by Aurora. Milwaukee Business Journal
Aug. 3 - The 7th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.
July 29 - Dr. Mary Horowitz is one 118 of the nation’s leading cancer experts who drafted recommendations for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The experts noted that out-of-pocket costs for cancer medications could consume more than half of an average American household’s income. Health Medicine
July 28 - Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (general internal), has authored a recently-published article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, The introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors and treatment adherence among Medicare D enrollees. This paper showed for the first time the importance of the availability of lower-priced generic medications in cancer care, showing that patient adherence to the oral breast cancer treatments called aromatase inhibitors improved after they became generically available.
July 23 - Women for MACC is hosting a Beat the Pro Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Evolution Gastro Pong, 233 E. Chicago Street in the Third Ward. The family-friendly event runs from 1-4 p.m., and 100% of ticket proceeds will go to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.
July 21 - H.E.A.L.T.H., a fundraising organization conceived by two 20-year-old, lifelong friends who are committed to supporting health causes, is asking for your support in a 5K run/walk for ovarian cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Sunday, August 16, at Greenfield Park.
July 7 - The Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Fund at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected as one of just five charity partners for the PNC Milwaukee Running Festival, which will be held for the first time Thursday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 1.
July 9 - The 22nd annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 18, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
July 8 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner, “Honoring the Lorax III,” to support the MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials office on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., will feature appetizers, dinner, dessert, and complimentary wine and soda.
July 7 - Dr. Ehab Atallah (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses with Fox-TV/Channel 6 the case of a Pewaukee woman treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Working through the National Marrow Donor Bank, she received bone marrow from a German donor. Her husband donated bone marrow to a patient in need in South Africa. Fox 6 Now
July 7 - In a study reported in Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases, lead author Nancy Wandersee, PhD, (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) reports that omega-3 fatty acids like DHA from marine animals may help people with sickle cell disease. Food Consumer
June 30 - Dr. Qizhen Shi (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) is one of six scientists in the nation to receive a Bayer Hemophilia Award from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. The awards were announced at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The Street
June 29 - Chasing Chad is hosting its sixth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 18. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at Miller Park.
June 25 - Susan Stansbury, a pancreatic cancer patient who is being treated at Froedtert & MCW, authored a guest editorial in the Green Bay Press Gazette that provides background information on pancreatic cancer. Green Bay Press Gazette
June 24 - Dr. Joshua Field (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) tells Fox TV/Channel 6 that there are close to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who have sickle cell disease. Proceeds from the Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle will benefit the Froedtert & MCW Sickle Cell Clinic, Wisconsin’s only sickle cell clinic for adults. Fox 6 Now
June 23 - Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology), was one of 17 investigators from around the world to receive a grant as part of the Bayer Hemophilia Award Program (BHAP). Dr. Shi received the award during the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress in Toronto for his research on platelet gene therapy of Murine Hemophilia B with inhibitors.
June 16 - Teamwork builds champions. Teamwork also helps save the lives of children with cancer. At least this is the case for a pair of MACC Fund Center researchers – one a scientist the other a clinician -- who make up an amicable and very likeable pair who have teamed up for the past five years to champion an initiative harnessing the power of one’s own natural immune system to fight childhood cancer.
June 15 - On Friday, June 19, the Northcott Neighborhood House is hosting the first Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle walkathon as part of Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day events. All funds raised will go to benefit adult sickle cell patient care at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
June 8 -The annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place Monday, July 13, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12 p.m. Proceeds from this event will support hematologic malignancy (blood cancer) research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, under the direction of Parameswaran Hari, MD, Armand J. Quick/William F. Stapp Professor of Hematology, director of the adult blood and marrow transplant program (BMT) at Froedtert Hospital and section head, hematologic malignancies and transplantation, in the division of hematology and oncology in the MCW department of medicine.
June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $635,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to identify new potential treatments for diseases that inhibit the growth of blood cells and diseases in which the blood cells develop abnormally.
June 11 - More than 100 business executives participated in the MACC Fund’s annual golf outing in Franklin. Proceeds from the event support pediatric cancer research at MCW, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and UW’s Carbone Cancer Center. Milwaukee Business Journal
June 8 - The 23rd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 11, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event will support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
June 10 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photo tour of the Shorewood mansion selected for the 2015 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support breast and prostate cancer research studies at MCW. Milwaukee Business Journal
June 9 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on Dr. T. Clark Gamblin’s (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) development of “Together, We Are Strong,” a blog to support cancer patients and their families. Fox 6 Now
June 9 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded two-year, $100,000 grants to three MCW faculty members: Michael Flister, PhD, (Physiology), Hyeongnam (Joseph) Jeong, PhD, (Dermatology), and Mark McNally, PhD, (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics). Wauwatosa Now
June 5 - The 15th Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee will include a silent and live auction by Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer. Proceeds from the event support breast cancer research at MCW. Biz Times
June 5 - Froedtert & MCW launched a new blog written by cancer patients for cancer patients. Fox 6 interviewed Dr. Clark Gamblin about the blog and the importance of cancer patients being able to relate to other patients who have shared similar experiences. WITI TV
June 4 - Dr. Qizhen Shi (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue studies on blood platelet gene therapies for hemophilia A. Phys.org
June 3 - The Suburban Milwaukee H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) Chapter and Suburban Motors Harley Davidson® in Thiensville will host the 7th annual Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 13, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Cardiovascular Center.
June 3 - The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin cancer team launched a brand new endeavor on froedtert.com – a blog designed to support and give a voice to cancer patients, their family members and friends.
June 2 - A laser-activated photosensitive dye is being tested as a new treatment for aggressive brain and spinal cord tumors. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has begun a Phase II trial of Photofrin and photodynamic therapy in adult patients at Froedtert Hospital, a protocol funded by Concordia Healthcare.
May 29 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc. (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse) to study cancer risks and potential new therapies.
May 28 - Twenty-two Milwaukee design firms have transformed the 2015 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure, a beautiful home with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, and we wanted to share some highlights of those spaces. Spaces and designers were highlighted May 21 and May 14 as well.
May 26 - The 14th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 WI-167, in Richfield.
May 22 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 6, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park. All proceeds from the event, now in its fourth year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
May 21 - Twenty-two Milwaukee design firms have transformed the 2015 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure, a beautiful home with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, and over the next two weeks, we will highlight some of the spaces they designed.
May 21 - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers designated the MACC Fund as the recipient of the $50,000 he won on the TV show “Jeopardy.” Fox 6 Now
May 21 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides a photo tour of the Shorewood home selected for the 2015 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support breast and prostate cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 21 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discusses skin cancer dangers for young women in an interview with NBC-TV/Channel 4. Skin cancer is the leading cause of death for women in their 20’s. TMJ4
May 21 - More than 300 people attended Froedtert & MCW’s Green, Gold & Pink event at Brookfield Square to promote breast cancer screening. Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby and his wife Molly were keynote speakers at the event, co-sponsored by Fox-TV/Channel 6. Brookfield Now
May 19 - The MCW named Dr. Hallgeir Rui as Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Professor of Breast Cancer Research and the MCW Cancer Center’s Associate Director of Basic Research. He comes to MCW from Thomas Jefferson University where he was Vice Chair of Cancer Biology and Scientific Director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now
May 14 - Twenty-two Milwaukee design firms have transformed the 2015 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure, a beautiful home with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, and over the next three weeks, we will highlight some of the spaces they designed.
May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has recruited two key research faculty members to the MCW Cancer Center.
May 13 - In an interview with Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Tracy Kelly (Radiation Oncology) discussed the importance of early breast cancer detection. Channel 6 is partnering with Froedtert & MCW to support Buddy Check 6, a public service initiative to remind women to perform breast self-examinations on the 6th of every month. Fox 6 Now
May 13 - Michael Flister, PhD, (Physiology) received a five-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify factors in the microenvironment of tumors that impact breast cancer risk. The goal of this project is to develop a new genetic model to assess breast cancer risk in the tumor microenvironment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 12 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 5 – 7 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee. The show will feature the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer silent and live auctions of beads, jewelry, books, and supplies, with 100 percent of the funds raised donated to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
May 11 - Laura’s Smile Mile, a 5K run and two-mile walk to benefit ovarian cancer research, will take place Saturday, June 6, at Veteran’s Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. In addition to the run and walk, the morning includes a variety of fun activities for the entire family. It is sponsored by Laura’s Smile Foundation, which was founded in 2006 to honor Laura David, a vibrant young woman who lost her life to ovarian cancer at age 30.
May 8 - The Suburban Milwaukee H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) Chapter and Suburban Motors Harley Davidson® in Thiensville are hosting the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 13, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cardiovascular Center.
May 7 - Froedtert & MCW is teaming with Fox TV/Channel 6 to support Buddy Check 6, a public service initiative to remind women to perform breast self-examinations on the 6th of every month. Fox 6 Now and Fox 6 Now
May 7 - Twenty-two Milwaukee design firms have transformed the 2015 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure, a magnificent Tuscan-inspired house with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, designed by the acclaimed Richard Sherer of Deep-River Architects, LTD in 2004.
May 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.75 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to identify factors in the microenvironment of tumors that impact breast cancer risk.
May 6 - Carol Williams, PhD, (Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a five-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study a new approach at limiting the spread of breast cancer. Dr. Williams will repurpose existing medications that target a family of molecules suspected in the spread of breast cancer. The medications are not currently used to treat cancers. Health Canal
Apr. 30 - In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network will team with Green Bay Packer’s kicker Mason Crosby and his wife, Molly, to increase awareness of breast cancer screening. The event will occur on Saturday, May 2, at Brookfield Square. Wauwatosa Now
Apr. 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study a new approach at limiting the spread of breast cancer.
Apr. 29 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby (Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases) tells the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that family practitioners and pediatricians are doing a poor job of promoting the importance of HPV vaccinations. Research has shown that most parents would immunize their children if their physician recommended the HPV vaccine. JAMA Network
Apr. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is launching a study that will provide more insight into breast cancer care across the state.
Apr. 22 - Green Bay Packers players visited patients in Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Hematology/Oncology/Transplant unit as part of this year’s Packer’s Tailgate Tour. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Blog Packers.com
Apr. 21 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a home in Shorewood will be redesigned by area decorators in June for the 18th Annual Showhouse for a Cure -2015 Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support breast and prostate cancer research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Apr. 21 - Mary Jo Kupst, PhD, (Professor Emeritus -Pediatrics ) tells Oncology Times that while children with cancer are living longer, some are still dying of pediatric cancers later in life. There may be an underestimate of the number of childhood cancer survivors who die years later from the effects of cancer treatments. Oncology Times
Apr. 21 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby (Pediatrics – Infectious Disease) tells MedPage Today that HPV immunization is essentially an anti-cancer vaccine. MedPage Today
Apr. 21 - A Symposium on Metastatic Colon Cancer is planned for Friday, May 1, from 7:45 am to 2:30 pm at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Apr. 20 - Expertscape named Dr. Douglas Evans (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) as the world’s fourth highest ranked doctor for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. PRLOG
Apr. 17 - Dr. Alonzo Walker (Surgery – Surgical Oncology; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Diversity) provides expert comment for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on two sisters who were diagnosed 20 years apart with breast cancer. WISN
Apr. 17 - A fun afternoon of bowling, raffles and camaraderie is planned for Saturday, April 25, at Riviera Lanes, 8600 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis.
Apr. 17 - In an interview on WTMJ-AM, Dr. Becky Massey (Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences) said that the number of people diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancers is increasing, especially among young people. Froedtert & MCW will offer free head and neck cancer screenings on April 15 at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center. People who are recommended for a screening are those who have known risk factors for these cancers or who have any unexplained changes such as a lump in the tongue, neck or lip, or changes in swallowing, speech or breathing. WTMJ and Biz Times
Apr. 14 - MCW will host the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research and Advocacy Boot Camp on Saturday, May 30. The training program explains the science of breast cancer and is aimed at survivors, educators, students, the media, and the general public. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, and the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center. Waukesha Now
Apr. 14 - Dr. David Margolis (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) discusses the improved patient care capabilities of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s new MACC Fund Center in interviews with CBS-TV/Channel 58, and NBC-TV/Channel 4. CBS 58 and 620WTMJ
Apr. 13 - Dr. Alonzo Walker (Surgery – Surgical Oncology; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Diversity) provides expert comment for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on two sisters who were diagnosed 20 years apart with breast cancer. WISN
Apr. 13 - The Peter K. Antaramian Wine Pairing Dinner for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, April 26, at the Capital Grille in Milwaukee.
Apr. 9 - Molly Brickler, a pediatric cancer nurse practitioner specializing in leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is “competing” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Woman of the Year honor. The LLS Man and Woman of the Year Campaign is about raising money to support blood cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma) research.
Apr. 6 - Head and neck cancer awareness week is April 12 - 18. To increase awareness, please encourage your patients to attend our free oral, head and neck cancer screening on April 15, from 4-6 p.m. in the Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center Mezzanine.
Apr. 1 - A feature article on the Pablove Foundation in OnMilwaukee.com notes that the foundation supports pediatric cancer research conducted by Dr. Monica Thakar. On Milwaukee
Mar. 27 - A free Breast Cancer Boot Camp will be held Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Medical College of Wisconsin for anyone interested in learning the science of breast cancer on an introductory level. The deadline to apply is April 15.
Mar. 26 - With tax preparation season upon us, Wisconsinites filing state income tax returns have an easy way to support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Mar. 24 - Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research, honoring the memory of Froedtert Hospital employee Ellen Smith, who died of gastric cancer, was held on Saturday, March 14. The polar bear plunge in Nagawicka Lake in Hartland supports cancer research at MCW. Biz Times
Mar. 12 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 27 and 28 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $23,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Mar. 11 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) announced programs for its 2015 Science Café series. Dr. Syed Ahmed (Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement) said that the theme of the 2015 series is “Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes.” On May 12, Melinda Stolley, PhD, (Cancer Center) will discuss programs being developed to help underserved cancer survivor populations make important lifestyle changes. Wauwatosa Now
Mar. 11 - In conjunction with the Midwest Council Transportation Summit on Friday, March 6, MCW hosted a visit from Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and current Co-Chair of the Midwest Council.
Mar. 9 - Dr. David Margolis who was recently inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame, provides counsel to the 2015 40 Under 40 recipients. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar. 9 - In an interview aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Matthew Riese (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discussed the growing use of immunotherapy to treat cancer. WPR
Mar. 5 - Dr. Christopher Chitambar (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he advises breast cancer patients to engage in regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, and minimize alcohol consumption. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar. 4 - Dr. Jennifer Connelly (Neurology) discusses the case of a UW-Madison student who was successfully treated for brain cancer at Froedtert & MCW. WTMJ 620
Mar. 3 - Brave souls are invited to plunge in Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research, held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who lost her battle with gastric cancer in 2013 at the age of 59. The plunge into icy Nagawicka Lake in Hartland will take place on Saturday, March 14. Check-in for the event will begin at 10 a.m., with the plunge to follow afterwards.
Mar. 2 - Dr. William See (Urology) and Dr. Liang Wang (Pathology) provide expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on liquid biopsies. Dr. Wang has been researching two different methods of liquid biopsy, one using DNA circulating in the bloodstream, the other using RNA embedded in vesicles, tiny membranes released by cells. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 aired a feature story on the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s bell-ringing ceremony. Pediatric cancer patients ring a bell in a celebration with hospital staff members when they complete their last round of chemotherapy. TMJ4
Feb. 25 - James Conway, MS, Adjunct Professor in the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Consultant at Safe and Reliable Healthcare in Evergreen, CO, will deliver the 42nd annual Ellison Lecture on Wednesday, March 4, in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, conference room M. His presentation, Profound Learning: If Not Me, Who – If Not Now, When?, will begin at 7 a.m.
Feb. 23 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story about a breast cancer survivor who is incorporating exercise into her life as a strategy to prevent recurrence. Christopher Chitambar, MD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), conducts research on the link between exercise and breast cancer recurrence, and was interviewed for the story. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 19 - Dr. Ehab Atallah discusses the value of Kathy’s House as a nearby temporary residence facility for out-of-town patients undergoing cancer treatment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on a patient who benefitted from Dr. Kiran Turaga’s use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC), a heated form of chemotherapy used to bathe cancerous organs and tissues. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on Dr. T. Clark Gamblin’s use of new 3-D imaging technology in liver cancer surgery. Dr. Gamblin notes that by using the Pathfinder technology, surgeons are able to see where the tumor is, anticipate where cuts will be made, and identify structures that may be encountered. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 5 - Surgical oncologists at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are using a new surgical device called “Pathfinder” to assist in complex surgeries. Pathfinder allows surgeons to create a 3D image of organs in advance of the procedure. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology, used Pathfinder in the treatment plan of a local man with liver cancer. WITI TV
Feb. 3 - Surgical oncologists at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin use HIPEC, or hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion, to treat cancer located in the abdominal cavity. Fox 6 news covered a HIPEC surgery performed by Kiran Turaga, MD, that is credited with saving a local woman’s life. WITI-TV
Feb. 3 - Donghai Xiong, PhD was lead author of a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics that identified a gene associated with lung cancer.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 Now and Science Daily
Jan. 29 - Donghai Xiong, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW; and Ming You, MD, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Professor of Oncogenesis and Director of the Cancer Center, have linked a gene associated with Parkinson’s Disease to familial lung cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jan. 29 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with other colleagues of the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC), have identified a gene that is associated with lung cancer.
Jan. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to explore the use of social networks to engage people living with HIV infection (PLH), but who have never sought treatment or have ceased seeking medical care.
Jan. 21 - Dr. Bruce Camitta provides expert comment to Canadian media outlets on the case of an aboriginal child with leukemia who quit chemotherapy to instead receive traditional healing with ceremonial medicines. Niagara this Week
Jan. 21 - Dr. Monica Thakar is one of 20 U.S. hematologists who will mentor a talented hematologist from a developing country. Dr. Thakar will mentor Dr. Jorge Luis Contreras Saavedra from Peru in the program coordinated by the American Society of Hematology. ASCO Post
Jan. 21 - Dr. David Margolis (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) is one of four individuals selected for inclusion in the Milwaukee Business Journals’ 40 Over 40 Hall of Fame. Milwaukee Business Journal
Jan. 16 - MCW’s Cancer Center is the beneficiary of funds raised at the 7th annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament, to be held January 24 in Sussex. Since 2006, the event has raised $90,000 for MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now
Jan. 14 - The 21st Annual Desert Classic golf outing will take place Friday, March 6, at the newly redesigned Ambiente Course at the Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Jan. 13 - The sixth annual Pink Tie Gala will be held Saturday, February 7, at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee Street, Delafield. The event is hosted by the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WBCS, Inc. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.
Jan. 12 - On Tuesday, December 9, Milwaukee Admirals captain and defenseman Joe Piskula and goalie Marek Mazanec surprised cancer researcher Dr. Vera Tarakanova with a visit to her lab and their willingness to roll up their sleeves and get involved in cancer research at MCW.
Jan. 7 - The seventh annual Strikes for Hope charity bowling tournament will be held Saturday, January 24, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research. The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 16.
Jan. 6 - Melinda Stolley, PhD, has been named as the MCW Cancer Center’s Associate Director of Prevention and Control. She comes to MCW from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Biz Times
Jan 5 - For someone who admits he didn’t have much of a clue of what he wanted to do when he was in college, Dr. Michael Burke sure has built an impressive resume for himself in the field of childhood leukemia.
Dec. 18 - The ASCO Post (American Society for Radiation Oncology) quotes Dr. Colleen Lawton on the importance of the society’s second list of five radiation oncology treatments that should not be used routinely in clinical practice. Dr. Lawton is Chair of ASTRO’s Board of Directors. Asco Post
Dec. 15 - The annual Sports Auction for MACC, which aired on WTMJ-TV Friday, December 12, raised more than $44,000 for the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund supports pediatric cancer research. WTMJ-TV
Dec. 10 - Dr. Julie Panepinto moderated a news conference on new strategies to treat anemia at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The Street
Dec. 8 - In a front-page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on new 3-D technology in place at Froedtert & MCW for use in liver cancer surgery. Dr. T. Clark Gamblin (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) discusses the benefits of the new technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a patient through a complex liver tumor removal procedure in which surgeons used Pathfinder software to help identify the tumor’s borders. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at MCW, led the surgical team. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 5 - USA Today covered the story of an Oshkosh man who had a 19 pound cancerous tumor removed at Froedtert Hospital. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgical oncology, performed the procedure. USA Today
Dec. 2 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari provides expert comment in an Associated Press article on the discovery of a “pre-cancer” genetic mutation in older people that could lead to the development of leukemia and lymphoma. USA Today
Nov. 25 - Critically acclaimed film and stage actor Michael York will share the personal story of his battle with amyloidosis at a special presentation at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 12 - Susan Burke, NP received the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 2014 Writing Award for her article on “Developing Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Learning from Personal Experience.” News Wise
Nov. 12- In a presentation at MCW, Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the American Cancer Society, said that African-Americans women are much more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. He said that the racial disparity is greater today than at any other time in history. Dr. Brawley said that African-American women and men also are more likely to die of colon cancer as compared to whites with colon cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 11 - In a commentary published in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Kiran Turaga discusses the unsettling implications of an adjoining study by MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers that found that the incidence of colon and rectal cancers are rising among men and women between 20-35 years of age. Dr. Turaga’s comments are included in more than 125 news stories worldwide. Daily Mail,Cleveland and Forbes
Nov. 11 - In a feature story on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Clark Gamblin discusses the successful treatment of a patient’s rare liver cancer. Dr. Gamblin believes that that treatment approach used may be the first in the U.S. Fox 6 Now
Nov. 7 - Researchers at MCW and CHW were involved in a study that suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65% of patients with hepatoblastoma. Newswise
Nov. 6 - A study published in JAMA Surgery reports the rate of colorectal cancer in young adults is rising. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH published a commentary that accompanied the study in which he suggests the findings should stimulate opportunities to develop better risk-prediction tools. Reuters Health
Nov. 5 - A story in US News and World Report discusses the slow uptake of the HPV vaccine. The vaccine prevents transmission of the HPV virus, the number one cause of cervical cancer. Rodney Willoughby, MD believes the sexual nature of virus transmission is the main reason parents have been reticent to administer the vaccine to children. US News and World Report,
Nov. 5 - Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a single unit of cord blood is generally as efficacious as two units in treating blood cancers in Children. Mary Eapen, MD is one of the authors of the paper. Spoke
Nov. 4 - Former MCW fellow Alana Biggers, MD; and Joan Neuner, MD (Medicine); published a study showing prescription subsidies for women on Medicare help improve their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Chicago Crusader
Oct. 30 - The Rock River Harley Owners’ Group with Wisconsin Harley Davidson in Oconomowoc hosted the 20th annual "Ridin' to a Cure" fundraising event for breast cancer research at MCW, raising more than $146,000. Lake Country Now
Oct. 30 - MCW has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care. Wauwatosa Now
Oct. 29 - Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, was interviewed and is featured in the October edition of Discovery Radio, a production of the CTSI. CTSI
Oct. 27- WTMJ-TV aired a special report about Froedtert & MCW’s pancreatic cancer program, focused on treatments, trials and new grants awarded to MCW researchers to explore therapeutic agents for pancreatic cancer. Paul Ritch, MD was interviewed for the piece, which focused on a patient who has successfully completed treatment. TMJ4
Oct. 27 - Green Bay Packers player John Kuhn is partnering with Froedtert & the Medical College to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Both Kuhn and Peter Langenstroer, MD (urology), had their facial hair shaved publicly to kick off “Movember.” WISN, Fox 6 Now, CBS 58, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, On Milwaukee
Oct. 27 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published the first part of a series exploring the FDA’s approval process for new cancer drugs. Dr. James Thomas was interviewed for the piece, which focuses on the efficacy of many of the new drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Oct. 23 - Bin Ren, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association affiliated with the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Oct. 22 - Did you know there is a way to get great deals at Boston Store and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time? The Bon-Ton Community Days booklet, which costs $5, contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 14-15, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Oct. 22 - Green Bay Packers’ fullback John Kuhn, along with Peter Langenstroer, MD, MS, professor of urology, kicked off the “Movember” movement by having their beards shaved at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. “Movember” encourages men to grow facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer. WISN-TV
Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal
Oct. 20 - Dr. Ehab Atallah and Kathryn Flynn, PhD received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia. Biz Times
Oct. 20 - The Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium was held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. More than 140 people attended this inaugural event to hear presentations from national leaders in breast cancer research.
Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia.
Oct. 15 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment to an article in HealthDay News on a University of Pennsylvania study that found that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. Medicine Net
Oct. 13 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports on Fox Valley events supporting breast cancer research and awareness, including Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure,” which raised $58,183 for breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Post Crescent
Oct. 13 - Dr. Rich Tower will discuss issues surrounding children going through a cancer journey at a free public program in Mt, Pleasant on October 16. “Cancer – It’s a Family Affair” is sponsored by the Jane Cremer Foundation. The Journal Times
Oct. 9 - JS Events LLC and Sussex Bowl are planning a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Oct. 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that national leaders in breast cancer research presented at Froedtert & MCW’s Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on October 3 at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Waukesha Now
Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine
Oct. 1 - On Oct. 8, the Division of Colorectal Surgery is hosting the first Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor, Dr. James Church, The Victor W. Fazio Professor in Colorectal Surgery, Vice Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and Director of the Sanford R. Weiss Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio.
Oct. 1 - National leaders in breast cancer research will be presenting at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3, at MCW’s Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee.
Sept. 30 - Wisconsin Athletic Clubs (WAC) are sponsoring several upcoming events that will benefit WBCS, one of the largest supporters of breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW:
Sept. 29 - The 20th annual Ridin’ to a Cure event was held in Oconomowoc on September 27. Fox 6 News covered the ride’s kickoff live. Carol Williams, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW and a breast cancer researcher, is a regular participant in the ride. She was interviewed for the story. WITI TV
Sept. 26 - On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the MCW Cancer Center Board of Directors honored The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., for reaching the $50 million milestone earlier this summer for childhood cancer and blood disorder research support.
Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now
Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.
Sept. 23 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) has events this fall to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund raises 75% of its annual income from special events, and is the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) largest donor.
Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.
Sept. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that 25 percent of the proceeds raised from the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on September 21 will support national breast cancer research studies at institutions like MCW and UW-Madison. Fox 6 Now
Sept. 17 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now
Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now
Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.
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