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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

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