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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

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

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