May 26 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chairman and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Michael B. Dwinell, PhD, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics; and their international research team published an article in Cancer Research that describes a new redox-sensitive, mitochondrial-energy-sensor-mediated pathway of regression of pancreatic cancer cell growth.
May 19 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2016 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 3943 N. Sawyer Rd. in Oconomowoc.
May 19 - The 2016 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) for a Cure is an exquisite 8,400 square-foot home located on the eastern shore of Oconomowoc Lake at 3943 N. Sawyer Road in Oconomowoc Lake, Wisconsin.
May 19 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Race for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 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 19 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, takes place June 3– 13, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The show will feature the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer, a silent auction of beads, jewelry, books, and supplies, with 100% of the proceeds donated to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
May 16 - The 15th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at the Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 WI-167 in Richfield. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.
Apr. 8 - Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation 12th annual Block Melanoma 5k Run and 3K Walk on May 15. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma run/walk.
May 3 - Laura’s Smile Mile, a 5K run and two-mile walk to benefit ovarian cancer research, will take place Saturday, June 4, 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.
Apr. 8 - The third annual Lucky Lanes Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) Bowling Fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 23, at Lucky Lanes, 5014 W. Howard Ave. in Milwaukee.
Apr. 8 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held April 15 and 16 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment.
Jan. 19 - 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 Oct. 20, 2013, at the age of 59. The plunge into icy Nagawicka Lake in Hartland will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13. Check-in for the event will begin at 10 a.m., with the plunge to follow afterwards.
Jan. 21 - Families and community members are invited to learn more about cancer prevention and cancer-related racial disparities from students and experts as Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA) hosts a health fair. The MHSA service learning project is happening thanks to a grant from the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Through the grant, MHSA students have been studying cancer and related racial disparities in Milwaukee, and hearing from MCW guest speakers. Milwaukee Courier, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Neighborhood News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WISN
Jan. 20 - The Marquette University High School (MUHS) hockey team is teaming with the Biel Family and the Medical College of Wisconsin to raise awareness about pediatric brain cancer. The MUHS vs. University School of Milwaukee hockey game at Eble Park on Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., will be Brain Cancer Awareness Night. There will be a small raffle with awesome prizes before the game, and raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There will also be a “change bucket” passed after the second period to collect additional gifts.
Jan. 18 - The first Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is planned for Saturday, Jan. 30, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Potawatomi Hotel in Milwaukee. The program will provide a review of key information presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center (MCWCC) and Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA) have engaged in a project that helps high school students understand how healthy food and activity choices will impact cancer risk for them and their families in the years to come.
Jan. 4 - The eighth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 13.
Jan. 5 - As a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist and current Director of the Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, housed in the MACC Fund Research Center, Dr. Richard Tower has the best of both worlds…maybe even more.
Dec. 29 - Kathryn A. Kuhn, MCW vice president of government and community relations, has been asked to serve on the Association of American Cancer Institutes' (AACI) Government Relations Forum Steering Committee. Her term runs through 2018. The Government Relations Forum was created to coordinate efforts among all the cancer centers in educating members of Congress and local officials about the cancer research enterprise and the positive impact cancer center initiatives have on patients. It facilitates a better understanding of policy issues as they pertain to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
Dec. 17 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), the College's largest donor, has two items for sale this holiday season to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. All money raised from the sale of these items benefits the MACC Fund.
Dec. 11 - Dr. Melinda Stolley, MCW Cancer Center Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control and Professor of Medicine, is the keynote speaker at the Sisters 4 Cure 2015 Access Granted, Knowledge & Healing = Hope event on Dec. 17.
Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.
A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.
Dec. 3 - Lisa Sharp, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago in the College of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy), will give a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Sharp’s presentation is titled, The Social Determinates of Health, a talk that is applicable to almost every major public health issue in our area.
Nov. 4 - J. Frank Wilson, MD, Chair and Bernard and Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director Emeritus of the MCW Cancer Center, was recently presented with the prestigious St. George National Award at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Midwest Division board meeting in Iowa.
Oct. 7 - All day Sunday, Oct. 18, Sobelman’s will be offering juicy burgers on pink buns, and $1 from each burger sold will go to WBCS, Inc. to support breast cancer research at MCW. Burgers can be purchased at Sobelman’s 1900 W. St. Paul location from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct. 7 - WGNO reports on 10-year-old twin girls who are fighting leukemia. As one of the twins completed her treatment, the second began showing symptoms. Both were treated at CHW. The story had national reach and was covered by CNN. WGNO
Oct. 7 - The Sheboygan Press profiled, Brandon Novak, a former pediatric cancer patient who benefited from the MACC Fund. The young man talks about the hope he received as he looked out his patient window at night to lights burning at MCW where cancer research was being conducted. Sheboygan Press
Oct. 6 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run, two-mile walk and kids' fun run for colon cancer will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa.
Sept. 30 - On Saturday, Sept. 26, a team from MCW participated in the 21st 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.
Sept. 24 - Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD, has been named the MACC Fund Professor in the department of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Medin currently serves as a professor in the department of medical biophysics and the institute of medical science, faculty of medicine, at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
Sept. 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6, in partnership with Froedtert & MCW, is promoting “Buddy Check 6”; a project in which women are encouraged to remind friends to perform a breast self-examination on the 6th of each month. Fox6Now
Sept. 14 - The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle profiles Joan Lubar, who established the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center in memory of her late husband. Lubar is the 2015-16 Annual Campaign Chair for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Sept. 14 - The Department of Surgery is hosting a half-day Management of Esophageal Carcinoma Symposium on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Milwaukee Yacht Club Boat House, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. The event will run from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and include lunch.
Sept. 14 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 21st annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 25 and 26 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.
Sept. 10 - The Department of Surgery is hosting a half-day Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, Sept. 18, in the Milwaukee Yacht Club Boat House, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. The event will run from 12-5 p.m. and include lunch.
Sept. 4 - On Tuesday, Sept. 29, there will be a free event titled Understanding Mesothelioma for patients, their families and health care providers. It will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Clinical Cancer Center and include the most current information and awareness about mesothelioma.
Sept. 1 - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have demonstrated that a chemokine protein (CXCL12), an important molecule of the body's immune system, can suppress metastasis which is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.
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
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