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Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

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.

WBCS Walk/Run on June 6 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

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.

A sneak-peek of more 2015 Showhouse for a Cure designed spaces

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.

Aaron Rodgers Donates $50,000 in Winnings from TV’s Jeopardy

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

Journal Sentinel Provides Photo Tour of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

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

Dr. Mackinnon Discusses Skin Cancer Dangers for Young Women

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

300 People Attend Green, Gold & Pink Event Promoting Breast Cancer Screening

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

Cancer Center Names Drs. Rui and Nevalainen to Leadership Positions

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

A sneak-peek of some of the 2015 Showhouse for a Cure designed spaces

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.

MCW Cancer Center recruits key research faculty members

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has recruited two key research faculty members to the MCW Cancer Center.

Dr. Kelly Discusses Importance of Early Breast Cancer Detection

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

Dr. Flister Receives $1.75 Million NCI Grant to Study Factors that Impact Breast Cancer Risk

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

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

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.

Laura’s Smile Mile Run/Walk on June 6 to benefit MCW ovarian cancer research

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.

Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on June 13 to benefit College’s Cardiovascular Center

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.

Buddy Check 6 Public Service Campaign Promotes Breast Self Examination

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

Enjoy stunning architecture and inspirational design in the 2015 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

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.

Genetic mapping for breast cancer risk

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.

Dr. Williams Receives $1.75 NCI Grant to Repurpose Medications to Fight Breast Cancer

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

Cancer Network Teams with Packer’s Star for Breast Cancer Screening Awareness

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

A new use for older drugs to target the spread of breast cancer

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.

Dr. Willoughby Says Doctors are Doing Bad Job of Promoting HPV Vaccinations

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

Study to evaluate breast cancer care across the state

Apr. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is launching a study that will provide more insight into breast cancer care across the state.

Packers Players Visit Patients in Hematology/Oncology/Transplant Unit

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

18th Annual Showhouse for a Cure Supports MCW Breast and Prostate Cancer Research

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

Adults Surviving Pediatric Cancers May Later Die from Effects of Treatments

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

Dr. Willoughby Calls HPV Immunization an Anti-Cancer Vaccine

Apr. 21 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby (Pediatrics – Infectious Disease) tells MedPage Today that HPV immunization is essentially an anti-cancer vaccine. MedPage Today

Symposium on Metastatic Colon Cancer planned for May 1

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.

Dr. Evans Named One of World’s Top Doctors Treating Pancreatic Cancer

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

Dr. Walker Contributes to TV Report on Sisters Surviving Breast Cancer

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

Bowling with Grapatin event on April 25 to benefit cancer research

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.

Dr. Massey Discusses Increased Incidence of Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

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

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research and Advocacy Boot Camp Slated for May 30

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

Dr. Margolis Discusses MACC Fund Center’s Improved Patient Care Capabilities

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

Sisters who survive breast cancer featured in TV news story

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

Wine Pairing Dinner for Cancer Research at Capital Grille to benefit MCW

Apr. 13 - The Peter K. Antaramian Wine Pairing Dinner for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, April 26, at the Capital Grille in Milwaukee.

Molly Brickler competing for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year honors

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.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to provide free oral, head and neck cancer screening

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.

Pablove Foundation Supports Pediatric Cancer Research Conducted by Dr. Thakar

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

Breast cancer boot camp to be held May 30; deadline to register is April 15

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.

An opportunity to support cancer research at MCW

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.

Polar Bear Plunge Honoring Former Froedtert Employee Supports Cancer Research

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

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

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.

2015 Science Café Series to Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes

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

Former DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson visits MCW Pancreatic Cancer Program

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.

Dr. Margolis Offers Counsel to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Recipients

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

Dr. Riese Discusses Use of Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer

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

Dr. Chitambar Advises Breast Cancer Patients to Exercise

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

Dr. Connelly Discusses UW-Madison Student’s Recovery from Brain Cancer

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

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

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.

Drs. See and Wang Discuss Value of Liquid Biopsies

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

Bell-Ringing Ceremony Celebrates End of Chemotherapy Treatments

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

Annual Ellison Lecture to be held March 3

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.

The link between exercise and breast cancer

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

Dr. Atallah Discusses Importance of Kathy’s House to Out-of-Town Cancer Patients

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

Dr. Turaga Discusses the Use of HIPEC, an Alternative Form of Chemotherapy

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

Dr. Gamblin Describes Benefits of 3-D Imaging Technology for Liver Cancer Surgery

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

Doctors use “Human GPS” to map out surgeries

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

Chemotherapy alternative saved local woman’s life

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

Dr. Xiong Discovers Gene Associated with Lung Cancer

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

Cancer Center researchers link Parkinson’s gene to lung cancer

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

Parkinson’s gene linked to lung cancer

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.

Can social networks improve rates of treatment for HIV?

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.

Dr. Camitta Comments on Canadian Leukemia Patient Who Quits Chemotherapy

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

Dr. Thakar to Mentor Peruvian Hematologist

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

Dr. Margolis Named to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame

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

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament to Benefit Cancer Center

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

Escape to Arizona! Desert Classic on March 6 to benefit Cancer Center

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.

Pink Tie Gala on February 7 to benefit WBCS and MCW Cancer Center

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.

Milwaukee Admirals players support Dr. Vera Tarakanova and MCW cancer research

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.

Strikes for Hope charity bowling tournament on Jan. 24 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

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.

Dr. Stolley Named as MCW Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Prevention and Control

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

New Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Director wears many hats

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.

Dr. Lawton Comments on ASTRO List of Five Radiation Treatments Not for Routine Use

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

Sports Auction for MACC raises more than $44,000

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

Dr. Panepinto Moderates News Conference on New Strategies to Treat Anemia

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

Dr. Gamblin Discusses New 3-D Technology for Liver Cancer Surgery

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

Surgical team uses Pathfinder technology to help guide complex procedure

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

Man recovering after 19 pound tumor removed

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

Dr. Hari Comments on Discovery of “Pre-Cancer” Gene Mutation

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

Acclaimed actor Michael York to keynote amyloidosis event

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.

Susan Burke Receives Honors for Article on Culturally Competent Nursing Care

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

American Cancer Society Leader Discusses Racial Disparity among Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Dr. Turaga Authors Commentary on Study Citing Colon Cancer Increases Among Young Adults

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

Dr. Gamblin Discusses Successful Treatment of Rare Liver Cancer

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

Effect of chemotherapy on surgical resection of liver tumors

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

Colon cancers may be increasing among young adults

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

HPV Vaccine’s power to prevent cancer

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,

Single cord blood unit may be more efficacious in treating ALS

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

Prescription subsidies help cancer patients

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

Ridin’ to a Cure raises funds for breast cancer research

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

Grant to fund evaluation of breast cancer treatment reporting

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

Breast Cancer featured on Discovery Radio

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

Surviving pancreatic cancer

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

Packer helps spread word about “Movember”

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

Investigation of FDA approvals of new cancer drugs

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

MCW researchers to study treatment reporting tools for breast cancer care

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.

Cardiovascular and cancer researcher elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

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.

Wowsa! Save money and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time

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.

Packers’ John Kuhn kicks off “Movember” with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

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

Study Finds Subsidies Help Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy

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

Drs. Atallah and Flynn Receive $3.4 Million NCI Grant to Study Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium draws crowd, national leaders

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.

MCW researchers to investigate the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

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.

Dr. Lawton Comments on JAMA Study on Overuse of Radiation for Prostate Cancer Pain

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

Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,183 for Breast Cancer Research

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

Dr. Tower to Discuss Issues Surrounding a Child’s Cancer Journey

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

Bowling fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

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.

National Breast Cancer Research Leaders Participate in Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Symposium

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

MCW committed to fighting pancreatic cancer

Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine

Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor to speak Oct. 8

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.

National leaders to speak at Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium

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.

Special Events at the Wisconsin Athletic Club Support WBCS

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:

Ridin’ to a Cure

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

Cancer Center Board honors MACC Fund for reaching $50 million research support milestone

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.

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

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

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

Scientist receives NIH Director’s Award to study molecular causes of disease

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.

MACC Fund offers ways to support pediatric cancer research this fall

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.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

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.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

25% of Funds Raised by Komen Race Support National Breast Cancer Research Studies

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

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

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

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

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

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

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.

Dr. Bylow Discusses Results of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Sept. 15 - CBS-TV/Nashville aired a nationally-distributed video report in which Dr. Kathryn Bylow discusses the results of a recently published clinical trial that found that a combination of chemotherapy and hormone therapy extended life for men with metastatic prostate cancer on average by 17 months. News Channel 5

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 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.

MCW physicians celebrate patient’s nuptials

Sept. 02 - A rare malignant brain tumor didn’t get in the way of a local couple’s wedding plans… and their care team celebrated with them. That team includes Jennifer Connelly, assistant professor of neuro-oncology; Malika Siker, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology; and Wade Mueller, MD, professor of neurosurgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Attorney’s legacy offers hope for other cancer patients

Aug. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal published an obituary for attorney John Hovel, a longtime supporter of MCW. Hovel and his wife Janis founded The Triumph Fund, which raises funds for MCW’s Clinical Trials Office. Milwaukee Business Journal

Ballet Performance to Benefit Cancer Center

Aug. 22 - This Sunday, August 24, the Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee will present Godha Kalyanam in the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at 11 a.m. the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in Pewaukee. Proceeds will benefit Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The performance is open to the public.

Shooters take aim at helping fight cancer

Aug. 21 - “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer,” an event founded in honor of a Delafield boy with brain cancer, netted more than $100,000 this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert and MCW team up for the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure

Aug. 20 - Join the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure as a member of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s team. The run/walk is Sunday, September 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mail-in registration deadline is August 31. The online deadline for team sign-up is September 5.

“Pink Out Miller Park” Supports Breast Cancer Research

Aug. 20 - The Milwaukee Brewers will host “Pink Out Miller Park” on September 6 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention. MCW’s Cancer Center is among the event’s beneficiaries. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Bergstrom Automotive “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug.20 - Bergstrom Automotive in the Fox Valley hosted a two-day “Drive for a Cure” fundraising event that raised $58,000 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1997, “Drive for a Cure” has raised more than $350,000. Post Crescent

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Study Identifies Factors that Identify Men Who Will Undergo Clinical Trial Prostate Biopsies

Aug. 18 - Dr. William See was a contributing author on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Health Canal

Bergstrom Automotive raises $58,000 for MCW cancer research

Aug. 18 - The 2014 Drive for a Cure, sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, raised a record-breaking $58,000 for the MCW Cancer Center. Appleton Post Crescent

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on September 6 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 13 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, September 6, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

Triathlete Chronicles Battle against Rare Lung Cancer

Aug. 06 - Dr. John Charlson contributes to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a triathlete who is chronicling her battle against a rare lung cancer as a patient in the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit. Fox 6 Now

Support MCW Breast Cancer Research At Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure

Aug. 06 - On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium planned for September 5

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, September 5 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 01 - The 9th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 23 to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

July 29 - The 9th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Woman Travels from Oklahoma to Contribute Stem Cells to Brother

July 22 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on an Oklahoma woman who traveled to Milwaukee to donate stem cells to her brother, who is being treated for leukemia. Fox 6 Now

Golf Outing Supports Blood Cancer and Transplant Research

July 22 - The Drive for a Cure golf benefit, which supports MCW blood cancer and transplant research, was held July 14 the Westmoor Country Club. On Milwaukee

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Could your own immune system cure blood cancers?

July 07 - Wisconsin Tonight, a news program on WTMJ-TV, featured Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and microbiology and molecular genetics. WTMJ

MACC Fund Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Pediatric Cancer Research Support

July 07 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) contributed $1.2 million to its three beneficiaries: MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. On Milwaukee and Biz Times

College Leaders, Faculty, Attend Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure Preview Party

July 02 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Dr. Ann Nattinger, Dr. Ming You, Ravi Misra, PhD and Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., attended the Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure preview party. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Logan Serves on FDA Panel that Rejects AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Medication

July 01 - Brent Logan, PhD served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that failed to back AstraZeneca’s new medication to treat ovarian cancer. Washington Post

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 30 - Chasing Chad is hosting its fifth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 26. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets baseball game at Miller Park.

Registrations open for July 21 WBCS Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing

June 24 - The 16th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 21, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 19 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 23 - The 21st annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 19, 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.

Sam Beres Run/Walk to Support Dr. Margolis’ Research on Leukemia and Other Cancers

June 20 - The 2014 Sam Beres Run/Walk in support of leukemia and other cancer research conducted by Dr. David Margolis will be held on August 23 in Butler. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Asare Reports on New System to Stage Adrenocortical Carcinomas

June 19 - Dr. Elliott Asare reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons on a new system that stages adrenocortical carcinomas that combines information on patient age, tumor stage, and nodal and metastatic status. The Oncology Report

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 16 - The 22nd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Why Skin Cancer is on the Rise

June 10 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Amy Harker-Murray (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses melanoma and why skin cancer is on the rise. Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards Grants to Three Researchers

June 10 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded three MCW and BloodCenter of Wisconsin researchers with two-year, $100,000 grants to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies. Wauwatosa Now

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