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Dr. Horowitz among Nation’s Cancer Leaders Calling for Reduced Costs for Cancer Drugs

July 29 - Dr. Mary Horowitz is one 118 of the nation’s leading cancer experts who drafted recommendations for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The experts noted that out-of-pocket costs for cancer medications could consume more than half of an average American household’s income. Health Medicine

Importance of generics for breast cancer patients

July 28 - Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (general internal), has authored a recently-published article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, The introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors and treatment adherence among Medicare D enrollees. This paper showed for the first time the importance of the availability of lower-priced generic medications in cancer care, showing that patient adherence to the oral breast cancer treatments called aromatase inhibitors improved after they became generically available.

Beat the Pro Ping Pong Tournament to benefit the MACC Fund, MCW’s largest donor

July 23 - Women for MACC is hosting a Beat the Pro Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Evolution Gastro Pong, 233 E. Chicago Street in the Third Ward. The family-friendly event runs from 1-4 p.m., and 100% of ticket proceeds will go to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

H.E.A.L.T.H. team efforts to support MCW ovarian cancer research

July 21 - H.E.A.L.T.H., a fundraising organization conceived by two 20-year-old, lifelong friends who are committed to supporting health causes, is asking for your support in a 5K run/walk for ovarian cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Sunday, August 16, at Greenfield Park.

Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Fund named charity partner for PNC Milwaukee Running Festival

July 7 - The Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Fund at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected as one of just five charity partners for the PNC Milwaukee Running Festival, which will be held for the first time Thursday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 1.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 18 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

July 9 - The 22nd annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 18, 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.

Triumph Fund dinner at Wisconsin Club to benefit MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

July 8 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner, “Honoring the Lorax III,” to support the MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials office on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., will feature appetizers, dinner, dessert, and complimentary wine and soda.

Wife and Husband Give and Receive from National Marrow Donor Bank

July 7 - Dr. Ehab Atallah (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses with Fox-TV/Channel 6 the case of a Pewaukee woman treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Working through the National Marrow Donor Bank, she received bone marrow from a German donor. Her husband donated bone marrow to a patient in need in South Africa. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Wandersee Finds that DHA May Help Sickle Cell Disease Patients

July 7 - In a study reported in Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases, lead author Nancy Wandersee, PhD, (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) reports that omega-3 fatty acids like DHA from marine animals may help people with sickle cell disease. Food Consumer

Dr. Shi Receives Bayer Hemophilia Award

June 30 - Dr. Qizhen Shi (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) is one of six scientists in the nation to receive a Bayer Hemophilia Award from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. The awards were announced at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The Street

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate to benefit MCW brain tumor research

June 29 - Chasing Chad is hosting its sixth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 18. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at Miller Park.

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Authors Guest Editorial

June 25 - Susan Stansbury, a pancreatic cancer patient who is being treated at Froedtert & MCW, authored a guest editorial in the Green Bay Press Gazette that provides background information on pancreatic cancer. Green Bay Press Gazette

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