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Understanding Mesothelioma Education Event offered Sept. 29

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.

Chemokine immune molecule inhibits growth and spread of pancreatic cancer

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.

Chasing Chad to host Casino Night Gala to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

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.

Bergstrom’s “Drive for a Cure” Raises $75,232 for Breast Cancer Research

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

Dr. Drobyski Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Graft Versus Host Disease

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

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

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.

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Raises Funds for MCW Research Studies

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

Test drive a car, support MCW breast cancer research at Bergstrom Automotive

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.

Emmie S. Mikulay Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing to take place on Aug. 24

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.

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on Aug. 22 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

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.

Competition for Cancer Patients Increases in Metro Milwaukee

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

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 15 to benefit MCW cancer research

Aug. 3 - The 7th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

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