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Oncology and Cancer Research News

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Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

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.

MPS students, experts invite community to learn about cancer prevention, racial disparities in Milw

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

Marquette High School hockey team to support pediatric brain cancer research at MCW

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.

First Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium planned for Jan. 30

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).

MCW Cancer Center collaborates to help high school students learn how to reduce cancer risk

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.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Jan. 23 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

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.

Still a kid at heart, Pediatrician Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Tower directs Fellowship Program

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.

Kathryn Kuhn to serve on Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Government Relations Committee

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.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

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.

Dr. Melinda Stolley to keynote community event for breast cancer survivors and families

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.

Graduate student aims at brain research

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.

Research changes views on breast cancer

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.

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