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Children’s nurse practitioner assumes leadership role in a national nursing association

Aug. 16 - Susan Burke, MA, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, nurse practitioner in Pediatric Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the president elect for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

620 WTMJ invites Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network to team up for cancer awareness: Aug. 1-19

Aug. 12 - As part of a WTMJ Cares initiative spearheaded by 620 WTMJ radio host Jeff Wagner, Wagner will interview Froedtert & MCW cancer patients, doctors, nurses, researchers and others about their personal experiences and the latest on cancer treatment and research.

Paper highlights discovery of mechanism that causes post-transplant complications

Aug. 9 - Studies in the laboratory of Dr. William Drobyski, a physician scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have uncovered a novel mechanism that causes graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within the GI tract. This work, published in the Aug. 8 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reports the discovery of a novel immune cell population that induces inflammation in the colon.

Triumph Fund Dinner at Wisconsin Club to Benefit Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Aug. 3 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner, “Honoring the Lorax IV,” to support Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office on Sunday, August 14, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 25 - The 8th Rock Cancer Music Festival, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at Doyle Park in Little Chute. Proceeds from the event support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Walk, run or fund the July 22 Relay for Life of Wauwatosa Event To Fight Cancer

July 11 - The American Cancer Society — a major funder of Medical College of Wisconsin research — will hold its Relay For Life of Wauwatosa on July 22. The Friday evening event will be held next to the regional medical complex at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The MCW Cancer Center team seeks participants and donors. Individuals may sign up or contribute on the Relay For Life MCW Team page.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 16 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 22 - The 23rd annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 16, 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.

MCW Cancer Center to host Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29

June 22 - On Wednesday, June 29, the MCW Cancer Center will host one of hundreds of Cancer Moonshot Summits on campus in the Discovery Classroom. In conjunction with the Cancer Moonshot Summit held in Washington, DC, the national summits will facilitate an informal, grassroots conversation within communities across the United States and will be the first time individuals and organizations representing the entire cancer community, including researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, advocates, patients and survivors, will assemble under the charge of doubling the rate of progress toward a cure.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 9 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 9 - The 24th annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 9, 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.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate on June 25 to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 8 - Chasing Chad is hosting its 7th annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, June 25. This fundraiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/ Washington Nationals baseball game at Miller Park.

Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle on June 19 to benefit Froedtert Adult Sickle Cell Clinic

June 1 - Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle, a community event to raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease and support those who battle it, will take place Sunday, June 19, starting at the Green Bay Avenue School, 3872 N. 8th Street, Milwaukee.

MCW researchers report potential mitochondrial drug therapy for pancreatic cancer

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.

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