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WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

25% of Funds Raised by Komen Race Support National Breast Cancer Research Studies

Sept. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that 25 percent of the proceeds raised from the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on September 21 will support national breast cancer research studies at institutions like MCW and UW-Madison. Fox 6 Now

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept. 17 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Bylow Discusses Results of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Sept. 15 - CBS-TV/Nashville aired a nationally-distributed video report in which Dr. Kathryn Bylow discusses the results of a recently published clinical trial that found that a combination of chemotherapy and hormone therapy extended life for men with metastatic prostate cancer on average by 17 months. News Channel 5

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

MCW physicians celebrate patient’s nuptials

Sept. 02 - A rare malignant brain tumor didn’t get in the way of a local couple’s wedding plans… and their care team celebrated with them. That team includes Jennifer Connelly, assistant professor of neuro-oncology; Malika Siker, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology; and Wade Mueller, MD, professor of neurosurgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Radiation Oncology Residents’ Association Names Francisco Lopez as Educator of the Year

Aug. 27 - Francisco Lopez, MS is one of 57 educators nationwide selected as a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. News Wise

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

Attorney’s legacy offers hope for other cancer patients

Aug. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal published an obituary for attorney John Hovel, a longtime supporter of MCW. Hovel and his wife Janis founded The Triumph Fund, which raises funds for MCW’s Clinical Trials Office. Milwaukee Business Journal

Ballet Performance to Benefit Cancer Center

Aug. 22 - This Sunday, August 24, the Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee will present Godha Kalyanam in the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at 11 a.m. the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in Pewaukee. Proceeds will benefit Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The performance is open to the public.

Shooters take aim at helping fight cancer

Aug. 21 - “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer,” an event founded in honor of a Delafield boy with brain cancer, netted more than $100,000 this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

Froedtert and MCW team up for the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure

Aug. 20 - Join the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure as a member of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s team. The run/walk is Sunday, September 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mail-in registration deadline is August 31. The online deadline for team sign-up is September 5.

“Pink Out Miller Park” Supports Breast Cancer Research

Aug. 20 - The Milwaukee Brewers will host “Pink Out Miller Park” on September 6 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention. MCW’s Cancer Center is among the event’s beneficiaries. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Bergstrom Automotive “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug.20 - Bergstrom Automotive in the Fox Valley hosted a two-day “Drive for a Cure” fundraising event that raised $58,000 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1997, “Drive for a Cure” has raised more than $350,000. Post Crescent

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Study Identifies Factors that Identify Men Who Will Undergo Clinical Trial Prostate Biopsies

Aug. 18 - Dr. William See was a contributing author on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Health Canal

Bergstrom Automotive raises $58,000 for MCW cancer research

Aug. 18 - The 2014 Drive for a Cure, sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, raised a record-breaking $58,000 for the MCW Cancer Center. Appleton Post Crescent

Dr. Tina Yen wins $100,000 Clinical Investigator Award

Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on September 6 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 13 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, September 6, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

MCW to design national clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency

Aug. 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to design a multi-center clinical trial.

Triathlete Chronicles Battle against Rare Lung Cancer

Aug. 06 - Dr. John Charlson contributes to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a triathlete who is chronicling her battle against a rare lung cancer as a patient in the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit. Fox 6 Now

Support MCW Breast Cancer Research At Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure

Aug. 06 - On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium planned for September 5

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, September 5 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 01 - The 9th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 23 to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

July 29 - The 9th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Woman Travels from Oklahoma to Contribute Stem Cells to Brother

July 22 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on an Oklahoma woman who traveled to Milwaukee to donate stem cells to her brother, who is being treated for leukemia. Fox 6 Now

Golf Outing Supports Blood Cancer and Transplant Research

July 22 - The Drive for a Cure golf benefit, which supports MCW blood cancer and transplant research, was held July 14 the Westmoor Country Club. On Milwaukee

Dr. Schultz to be Named ASTRO Fellow

July 22 - Dr. Christopher Schultz will be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Healio

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development. Wisconsin Health News

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Could your own immune system cure blood cancers?

July 07 - Wisconsin Tonight, a news program on WTMJ-TV, featured Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and microbiology and molecular genetics. WTMJ

MACC Fund Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Pediatric Cancer Research Support

July 07 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) contributed $1.2 million to its three beneficiaries: MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. On Milwaukee and Biz Times

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

College Leaders, Faculty, Attend Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure Preview Party

July 02 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Dr. Ann Nattinger, Dr. Ming You, Ravi Misra, PhD and Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., attended the Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure preview party. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Logan Serves on FDA Panel that Rejects AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Medication

July 01 - Brent Logan, PhD served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that failed to back AstraZeneca’s new medication to treat ovarian cancer. Washington Post

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

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

June 30 - Chasing Chad is hosting its fifth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 26. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets baseball game at Miller Park.

Dr. Todd Hoagland serves as consulting editor for Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

June 30 - Todd Hoagland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, recently served as a consulting editor for the 6th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Registrations open for July 21 WBCS Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing

June 24 - The 16th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 21, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 19 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 23 - The 21st annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 19, 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.

Sam Beres Run/Walk to Support Dr. Margolis’ Research on Leukemia and Other Cancers

June 20 - The 2014 Sam Beres Run/Walk in support of leukemia and other cancer research conducted by Dr. David Margolis will be held on August 23 in Butler. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Asare Reports on New System to Stage Adrenocortical Carcinomas

June 19 - Dr. Elliott Asare reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons on a new system that stages adrenocortical carcinomas that combines information on patient age, tumor stage, and nodal and metastatic status. The Oncology Report

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 16 - The 22nd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Improving pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease is primary goal

June 12 - Dr. Amanda Brandow spends most of her time dealing with pain in patients with sickle cell disease and working on ways to better understand and treat those suffering from it.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

June 11 - The 13th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive, Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Why Skin Cancer is on the Rise

June 10 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Amy Harker-Murray (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses melanoma and why skin cancer is on the rise. Wisconsin Public Radio

MCW supports the LLS annual bike ride

June 10 - A team of faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour in July.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards Grants to Three Researchers

June 10 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded three MCW and BloodCenter of Wisconsin researchers with two-year, $100,000 grants to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies. Wauwatosa Now

Several Hundred Business Executives Tour 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

June 10 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that several hundred Milwaukee-area business executives toured the 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support MCW breast and prostate cancer research studies. Milwaukee Business Journal

WBCS, Inc. to fund three breast cancer researchers

June 09 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies.

Most Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients Not Getting Potentially Life-Extending Surgery

June 04 - Dr. John Miura is lead author of a study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology that found that nearly 62 percent of more than 1,500 peritoneal mesothelioma patients are not being given the surgical treatment that could dramatically improve their survival. Digital Journal

Enjoy the historic beauty of the 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

May 30 - Historic charm meets modern-day elegance in the stunning 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure, located at 2022 East Lafayette Place, Milwaukee. The Showhouse is open to the public May 31 – June 15.

Dr. Camitta Discusses Negative Consequences of Stopping Chemotherapy

May 30 - Dr. Bruce Camitta provides expert comment to the Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator regarding a Canadian couple’s decision to stop their child’s chemotherapy treatments. The Hamilton Spectator

Showhouse Supports Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Studies

May 30 - The eastside home used for this year’s Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse was built in 1901 and designed by the architectural firm that designed the Milwaukee Central Library and the Captain Frederick Pabst mansion. Milwaukee Journel Sentinel and The Morning Blend

MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat scheduled for June 6

Mar. 29 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Reminder: Cancer screening and disparities expert Dr. Cathy Meade to give presentation May 30

May 29 - Dr. Cathy Meade, a nationally renowned expert in cancer screening and disparities, will be on campus Friday, May 30, to give a presentation titled, Communities, Communications and Chisels: Finding the Right Tools to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

Dr. Stoner Finds Rat Diet High in Black Raspberries Prevents Development of Tumors

May 28 - In a study reported in Cancer Prevention Research, Gary Stoner, PhD reports that rats eating a diet containing 6.1 percent of freeze dried black raspberries or polyphenolic anthocyanins from the fruits or their metabolite – protocatechuic acid effectively prevented the development of chemically-induced tumors. Food Consumer

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Lafayette Place mansion is 2014 WBCS, Inc. “Showhouse for a Cure”

May 23 - The 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Lafayette Place, built for a seafarer and at one time the home of renowned architect Alexander C. Eschweiler.

Dr. See Reports that One in Six Men will be Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

May 22 - Dr. William See tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that one in six men will get prostate cancer. Fox 6 Now

WBCS Walk/Run on June 7 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 22 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 7, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park.

Dr. Stucky Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Causes of Sickle Cell Disease Pain

May 21 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Margolis speaks at “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event

May 16 - Dr. David Margolis discussed the importance of MACC Fund support for MCW’s pediatric cancer research programs at the recent fifth annual “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Mackinnon comments on study questioning whether mammograms cause harm

May 15 - In an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed a Canadian study that questioned whether mammograms do more harm than good. WTMJ

Dr. Lawton discusses importance of prostate cancer awareness among men

May 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that prostate cancer kills almost as many men annually as breast cancer kills women. Fox 6 Now

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

Dr. Malarkannan receives $1.6 million NCI grant to develop cell-based cancer therapies

May 13 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer. Biz Times

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Showhouse Tour Benefits Breast and Cancer Prostate Research

May 08 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on upcoming home tours, including the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse’s tour of an eastside home from May 31 to June 15. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW receives National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

MCW research team author paper in Nature on touch perception

May 06 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Andy Weyer, Research Assistant in Dr. Stucky’s lab, have published a paper in Nature on touch perception.

Marilyn Larson, MBA, named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center

May 01 - Marilyn Larson, MBA, has been named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center by Ming You, MD, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis and Director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Allen Bolton, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer.

Free Prostate Screening Exams Offered at Miller Park on May 12

April 30 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is teaming with Fox-TV/Channel 6 to sponsor free prostate cancer screening examinations at Miller Park on May 12. Fox 6 Now

Cancer Center announces pilot grant awards

April 30 - Seed grants are critical to the future of cancer research, and provide investigators with initial backing to further their science, collect data, publish, and secure NIH funding.

“On Target for a Cure” trap shoot to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 29 - The Southeastern Rod and Gun Club will host a trap shooting event on Saturday, June 7, at the Southeastern Rod and Gun Club in East Troy. Proceeds will benefit cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

April 29 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 6 – 8 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.

Francisco Lopez receives Educator of the Year Award from national organization

April 28 - Francisco Lopez, MS, Physicist in Radiation Oncology, has received the 2013-2014 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

Ann’s Hope Block Melanoma 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 to benefit melanoma research

April 28 - The 10th annual Block Melanoma 5K Run and 3K Walk, organized by Ann’s Hope Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 18, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s event will include an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people applying sunscreen at one time.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 14 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 24 - The ninth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place Monday, July 14, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Rock concert on May 10 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 22 - On Saturday, May 10, Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and Substitute, a tribute to The Who, will perform in a concert to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are $10, payable at the door the night of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older or accompanied by a legal guardian. The concert will take place at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.

Dr. Colleen Lawton represents national organization at ESTRO 33 meeting in Vienna, Austria

April 15 - In her role as Chairman of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Colleen Lawton, MD, presented a Best of ASTRO symposium at the ESTRO 33 (European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) Conference held in Vienna, Austria, on April 4-8.

Nationally renowned cancer disparities researcher Dr. Terrance Albrecht to speak on campus April 17

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research.

Dr. Beth Erickson receives Ulrich Henschke Award from American Brachytherapy Society

April 08 - Beth Erickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting in San Diego. The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor the American Brachytherapy Society can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the field of brachytherapy, the radiation therapy community, and to the ABS.

NIH Awards Dr. Medhora Two Grants to Predict and Mitigate Injuries from Radiation Exposure

Apr 8 - Meetha Medhora, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell were awarded two NIH grants totaling nearly $930,000 to develop ways to predict and mitigate injuries resulting from radiation exposure. UMass Lowell

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch

Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Governor Walker signs Cancer Treatment Fairness Act at Clinical Cancer Center

April 07 - On Thursday, April 4, with more than 300 patients, advocates, and members of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin communities in attendance at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Governor Scott Walker signed the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, Senate Bill 300, into law.

Deadline extended to submit posters for the June 6 MCW Cancer Center scientific retreat

April 07 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Governor Walker Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Apr 7 - Governor Scott Walker signed into law that requires insurance companies to provide the same type of coverage to oral chemotherapies as traditional chemotherapies delivered intravenously. Fox 6 News

Waukesha 10-Year-Old Raises Funds for Cancer Center in His Grandfather’s Memory

Apr 3 - Waukesha Now published a feature article on 10-year-old Jacob Sharp who raised $330 for the MCW Cancer Center in his grandfather’s memory. WaukeshaNOW

Dr. Ludwig Discusses Incidence of Colorectal Cancer

Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country

Dr. Field Contributes to WUWM-FM Report on the Quality of Patient Care

Apr 3 - Dr. Joshua Field contributes to a WUWM-FM news story on the quality of care in Wisconsin hospitals. WUWM-FM

Wine dinner at The Capital Grille to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 02 -The Capital Grille in Milwaukee will host a wine dinner Sunday, April 27, to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and the Peter K. Antaramian Fund for Cancer Research at MCW.

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Milwaukee Woman Spreads Awareness About Colon Cancer

Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Amended Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly

Mar 26 - The Wisconsin Assembly passed an amended bill that would require health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hari Explains Benefits of Oral Chemotherapy

Mar 26 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari told ABC-TV/Channel 12 that oral chemotherapy can better target cancer over time and fight it better than an intravenous treatment. WISN-TV

Oconomowoc Man Defeats Colon Cancer

Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus

Dr. Mary Horowitz presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mar. 25 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) at the organization’s annual meeting.

Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Alumna Profile-Linda Resar

Dr. Linda Resar, a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been studying high mobility group genes for two decades. Her passion for research began nearly 30 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Rarely-Used Procedure Thwarts Wisconsin Senate Vote on Oral Chemotherapy Legislation

Mar 18 - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald employed a rarely-used procedure to avoid a Senate vote on a bill that would require health insurance coverage for oral chemotherapy medications. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Thomas Discusses Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Mar 18 - Dr. James Thomas discusses the importance of colon cancer screening with the Waukesha Freeman. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Jacobsohn Provides Background Information on Prostate Cancer

Mar 18 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn provides background information on prostate cancer for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas’ announcement that he is being treated for the disease. WISN-TV

Dr. Campbell Expresses Concern over Unknown Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Mar 18 - Dr. Bruce Campbell notes that there are still too many unknowns about the side effects and risks of exposure to carcinogens posed by electronic cigarettes. Today's TMJ4

Inspirational 10-year-old's donation to the MCW Cancer Center

March 19 - Jacob Sharp is not your ordinary 10-year-old boy. Not only does this Cub Scout give his extra birthday money to help other kids in need, but on Friday, Feb. 28, Jacob and his family arrived at the MCW Cancer Center with a check to support cancer research. “To remember my grandpa, I wanted to do something to make a difference and help other people facing cancer,” said Jacob.

Journal Sentinel Reporter Earns Health Care Journalists’ Award for Gross Anatomy Series

Mar 18 - The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson the third place award in the consumer/feature category for “The Course of Their Lives,” the newspaper’s multi-part series that followed a group of MCW M-1 students through their gross anatomy course. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Polar Plunge Cancer Fundraising Event Memorializes Froedtert Employee

Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW

Research training program in vision science receives continued federal support

Mar. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. The program has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002.

Dr. Browning Discusses Fond du Lac Infant’s Battle against Adrenal Cancer

Mar 11 - Dr. Meghen Browning discusses a Fond du Lac infant’s battle against adrenocortical carcinoma. Post Crescent

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

Mar. 07 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11 a.m. March 8. The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a Froedtert Hospital employee who died from gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Women for MACC Host PastaFest Fundraising Event

Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Mar. 06 - The 17th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 28 and 29 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg. All of the events are open to the public. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $18,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS receives 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar. 05 - By virtue of a unanimous decision from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Executive Committee, Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, was presented with the 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award during the ASBMT Awards and Business Meeting on Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology. She serves as Chief Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

Cocaine Use Doesn’t Raise Inpatient Heart Attack Mortality Rate

Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News

History of 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Mansion Detailed

Feb 25 - Urban Milwaukee details the history of the Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore mansion on Milwaukee’s East Side, built in 1901. Urban Milwaukee

Cyclists Ride Stationary Bikes to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

Feb 25 - The 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event will be held March 2 at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Hundreds of cyclists will ride stationary bikes in the event to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Advances in Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Feb 25 - Dr. Amy Harker-Murray discusses the advances made in treating metastatic melanoma in a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the increased incidence of melanoma among women in their 20s. Fox 6 News

Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell Reprogramming

Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist

Bergstrom Automotive continues support of MCW Cancer Center through its Drive for a Cure event

Feb. 25 - Guests of Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, Wis., had the opportunity this summer to raise money for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin while test driving some unique vehicles. Bergstrom’s annual Drive for a Cure set a record for funds raised in 2013, contributing nearly $56,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge on March 8 to benefit cancer research

Feb. 25 - Brave souls are invited to plunge into Nagawicka Lake on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., as part of “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research.” The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who died of gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Medical College among State Health Organizations Backing Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Feb 18 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and Aurora Health Care are among Wisconsin health care organizations that support legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover costs for oral chemotherapy medications used in place of infusion therapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Brandow Receives American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award

Feb 18 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award. Dr. Brandow will receive $150,000 over a three- year period for her research into sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Cancer patient, family form Triumph Fund to help MCW expand cancer clinical trials

Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.

Oncology nurse practitioners write award-winning book

Feb. 18 - Two pediatric oncology nurse practitioners at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin edited and helped author an award-winning book entitled, Telephone Triage: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses. The book was named a gold award winner in the book/manual/catalogue category of the 2013 Association TRENDS All Media Contest.

Women in Their 20’s Increasingly at Risk for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Feb 17 - Amy Harker-Murray, MD, discusses the warning signs of melanoma, and the groups most at risk of developing skin cancer, in a story that aired on WITI-TV. Fox 6 News

Sickle cell specialist wins national hematology award

Feb. 14 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award.

Dr. Arce-Lara to Discuss Cancers Impacting Black Women at Kenosha Event

Feb 12 - Dr. Carlos Arce-Lara will discuss cancers that significantly impact black women at a free community event in Kenosha on February 18. The Journal Times

WBCS donations to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center surpass $5 million

Feb. 12 - With its latest donation of $350,000, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse has raised its cumulative contributions to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to $5.1 million, but the impact of the organization’s support is beyond measure.

Researchers Find Two Distinct Patterns of Genetic Alteration in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Feb 6 - MCW researchers are co-authors of a Roswell Park Cancer Institute-led study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result from defects in cells' ability to replicate. Medical News Today

Registration now open for Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-thon Cancer Center benefit

Jan. 21 - Indoor cycling (“spinning”) enthusiasts can now register for the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Interested people are encouraged to register soon because this popular event, which benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, often sells out.

Family’s Struggle with Uterine Cancer Leads to Creation of Cancer Research Fundraising Event

Jan 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 prepared a feature report on the Ellenbecker family’s struggle with uterine cancer and the creation of the Strikes for Hope charity bowling event. Fox 6 News

Strikes for Hope Bowling Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Jan 20 - A bowling outing to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center was featured on WITI-TV. WITI-TV

Recent legislative advocacy efforts by MCW faculty members

Dec. 03 - 2013 has been a busy year for everyone at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the last month has been no exception for MCW’s Office of Government & Community Relations (GCR). The entire GCR team would like to take this opportunity to highlight the following MCW faculty members for their outstanding legislative advocacy efforts

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament Supports Cancer Research

Jan 13 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held on January 18 in Menomonee Falls. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Thakar Discusses Clinical Trial Funded by Pablove Foundation

Jan 13 - Dr. Monica Thakar discusses a promising clinical trial made possible by the Pablove Foundation in an OnMilwaukee.com article profiling Jo Ann Thrailkill, co-founder of the Pablove Foundation. OnMilwaukee.com

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 13 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Dr. Johnstone Comments on Study on Gender Differences in Mild Coronary Artery Disease

Jan 10 - Dr. Candice Johnstone provides expert comment to Family Practice News on a study reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that found that the mild coronary artery disease differences between men and women are not as great as earlier identified. Family Practice News

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 10 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer. NewsmaxHealth

Pink Tie Gala on Feb. 8 to benefit WBCS and MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 09 - The fifth annual Pink Tie Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee Street, Delafield. The event is hosted by the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WBCS, Inc., and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Dr. Duncan Discusses the Significance of Lab-Grown Organ Buds

Jan 7 - The Scientist identified lab-grown organ buds, also called organoids, as one of the major advances in the life sciences in 2013. The Scientist

Dr. Ellen Velie Named to Hold Joan A. Van Deuren Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Jan 7 - Cancer researcher Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH, has been named to a joint appointment between MCW and UWM. At MCW, she will serve as the Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research. WauwatosaNOW

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 03 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Physicians Awarded CTSI Grant to Manage Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Joshua Field to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates. WauwatosaNOW

Northwestern Mutual Donates $2 Million to Create Day Hospital for Cancer Patients

Dec 27 - The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is donating $2 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create the Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Editorial Quotes Dr. Scott in Quest for Public Reporting on Screening Test Efficiency

Dec 18 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses a decision by the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide Wisconsin hospitals with monthly reports on how well they are performing on processing newborn screening blood samples. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

$1 Million Donation Supports Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit

Dec 18 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Nursing

Dr. Scott Supports Plan to Report Hospital Performance on Newborn Screening Metrics

Dec 11 - Dr. J. Paul Scott endorses a new Wisconsin plan to issue monthly quality assurance reports to hospitals on how they perform in newborn screening metrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lawton Issues Statement on Increase of Self-Referrals to Urologist-Owned IMRT Facilities

Nov 26 - A New England Journal of Medicine “Special Article” identifies a 19.2 percent increase from 2005 to 2010 in the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients by urologists who self-refer to their own in-office IMRT centers. Oncology Times

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Wilson to Receive Gold Medal from Radiological Society of North America

Nov 26 - Dr. J. Frank Wilson will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the society’s highest honor. RSNA has 51,000 members from 136 countries. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Wilcox Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs using Gene Therapy

Nov 26 - The British Broadcast Company is among news organizations worldwide reporting on David Wilcox’s, PhD, successful treatment of hemophilia in dogs using gene therapy. BBC News

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Gene Therapy Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs

Nov 20 - Dogs with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, were successfully treated by gene therapy. BBC

Benefit Concerts Support MCW Cancer Center

Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kilari Discusses Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Nov 19 - Dr. Deepak Kilari discusses prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options on WTMJ-AM. WTMJ-AM

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Postdoctoral Fellow Identifies Gene Responsible for Warburg Micro Syndrome

Nov 19 - MCW Postdoctoral Fellow Ryan Liegel, PhD, co-authored a study with a colleague from the University of Edinburgh in the American Journal of Human Genetics that identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Science Daily

New genetic cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Nov. 18 - A collaborative team of researchers led by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Patients with Warburg Micro syndrome are severely physically and mentally challenged, unable to learn how to walk or speak and become blind and paralyzed from an early age.

Dr. Hari Provides Background Information on Amyloidosis

Nov 12 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the case of a patient being treated for breast cancer who was discovered to have amyloidosis. He explains that amyloidosis is a potentially life-threatening blood disease. Today's TMJ4

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study on Radiation of Early Breast Cancer

Nov 12 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides an editorial endorsement in The Oncology Report on a study whose findings show that a decade after treatment for early-stage breast cancer, women who underwent surgery and radiation had higher survival rates than women who had surgery alone, with no increase in radiation-related cardiac or secondary cancer deaths. The Oncology Report

Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit celebrates 100th patient

Nov. 13 - On Thursday, Nov. 7, the nurses, coordinators and pharmacists who support the Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU) celebrated its 100th patient.

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Frank Wilson to receive Gold Medal from prestigious radiological society

Nov. 12 - J. Frank Wilson, MD, Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America at the organization’s 99th Scientific assembly and annual meeting in December.

Drs. Munzenmaier and Sidjanin Take Physiology on the Road During “PhUn Week”

Nov 8 - MCW participated in the American Physiological Society’s “Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week)” by spending a day with fourth grade students at Milwaukee’s Honey Creek School, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health. WauwatosaNOW

Funds Raised to Create Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Nov 8 - The Go Bo! Foundation in northeast Wisconsin donated $75,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin toward the creation of the Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. Doory County Advocate

Dr. Gore Notes Importance of Early Detection of Lung Cancer for Improved Survival Rates

Nov 8 - Dr. Elizabeth Gore discusses a new American Lung Association web-based tool to help individuals determine if they should be screened for lung cancer. Dr. Gore notes that earlier detection leads to improved survival rates. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Hari Discusses Importance of Proposed Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

Nov 8 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the importance of the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act being considered by the Wisconsin legislature which would require insurers to cover oral chemotherapy treatment in the same way they cover intravenous chemotherapy. Fox 6 News

Local doctor specializes in rare disease

Nov 7 - Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS, appeared on TMJ4 to discuss a rare disease called Amyloidosis. Today's TMJ4

Graduate student’s diabetes research earns federal funding

Nov. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level.

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act looks to eliminate disparity in chemo coverage

Oct 30 - Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS, the Armand Quick – William Stapp Professor of Hematology and director of the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, discussed a proposal that would mandate insurance coverage of oral chemotherapies. WITI-TV

Dr. White to Lecture on BloodCenter’s 65 Years of Service to Wisconsin

Oct 29 - Dr. Gilbert White will lecture on “The BloodCenter of Wisconsin – 65 Years of Servicing the People of Wisconsin” on November 18 at UW-Parkside’s Adventures in Lifelong Learning series for senior citizens. The Journal Times

Cancer Fundraising Event Supports Breast Cancer Research, Patient Care

Oct 29 - The Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Rocking the Runway Against Cancer 2013 event was held on October 20 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Field Discusses Clinical Trial for Sickle Cell Pain

Oct 29 - Dr. Joshua Field discusses a joint MCW/BloodCenter clinical trial underway at Froedtert to test a new drug that may address pain related to sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Win-win: Boston store coupon book saves you money and benefits MCW

Oct. 25 - Packed with valuable coupons, the Bon-Ton (Boston Store) “Community Day” booklet is now available for $5. The booklet contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 15-16, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study Identifying Side Effect of Sulfasalazine

Oct 22 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides expert comment in the Oncology Report on a study that found that the drug sulfasalazine may worsen severe diarrhea as a complication of pelvic irradiation. Oncology Report

Dr. Semina Receives NIH Grant to Study Genes Associated with Pediatric Cataracts

Oct 22 - Elena V. Semina, PhD, received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts. WauwatosaNOW

$1 Million Gift Creates Clinical Cancer Center Translational Research Unit

Oct 22 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to Froedtert to establish a Translational Research Unit in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Milwaukee Business Journal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Drug Could Ease Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

Oct 22 - Joshua Field, MD, is primary investigator of a clinical trial investigating the use of an existing drug to alleviate the pain of sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink bun alert: Sobelman’s Burgers hosting breast cancer fundraiser on Oct. 27

Oct. 22 - All day Sunday, Oct. 27, you can enjoy a juicy burger and support breast cancer research at the same time.

Proceeds from Fashion Show Benefit the Breast Cancer Center

Oct 14 - The October 20 “Flippin for a Cure” fashion show at the Milwaukee Art Museum will benefit the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Center. TheMorningBlend.com

Dr. Lawton Comments on Report that Radiation is Overused for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Oct 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment on a study reported in JAMA that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. DoctorsLounge

Pancreatic cancer research tissue bank serves as tribute to man’s passion for life

Oct. 16 - Ronald Burklund Eich had already survived cancer. It was, in fact, his three-year anniversary of being colon cancer-free when his oncologist noticed an area of concern during Eich’s quarterly follow-up screening in 2011. The spot was on his pancreas.

Translational Research Unit Opening Soon

Oct 14 - The Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU), a space devoted to early-phase investigator initiated cancer research trials, will have five dedicated research beds with the ability to expand to 15. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Chitambar Discusses Research to Prevent Fatigue from Chemotherapy

Oct 14 - As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WTMJ-AM interviewed Dr. Christopher Chitambar about his research to prevent fatigue caused by chemotherapy. WTMJ-AM

The space-time relativity of intracellular signaling

Oct. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study lymphocytes, the body’s “natural killer” cells, and determine the signaling pathways that elicit disease-fighting responses at a cellular level in the body.

Dr. Shah-Khan Reports on Measurement System to Determine Lymph Node Positivity

Oct 8 - Dr. Miraj Shah-Khan reported that the distance of a breast cancer from a woman’s nipple added to the ability of nomograms to predict sentinel lymph node positivity. Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network

Dr. Walker Notes that Four out of Five Breast Lumps are Benign

Sept 24 - Dr. Alonzo Walker notes that four out of every five breast lumps are benign in an article in Self magazine. Self

Researcher to study Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Sept 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $40,000 grant from the ALS Association’s Jeff Kaufman Fund to study the impact of skeletal muscle on the progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as it’s commonly known.

Women in Science

July 24 - Michele Battle, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, discussed her work with stem cells at the recent Women in Science luncheon presentation at the Wisconsin Women’s Club. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

How academic detailing improves patient care

With medical information in a constant state of evolution, academic detailing offers a personal form of educational outreach that places the most current, evidence-based data directly in the hands of practicing physicians.

Adaptive optics redefines imaging

Conceived first as an astronomy technique to view space more clearly, then as a method for acquiring better satellite pictures, adaptive optics is redefining what is possible in ocular imaging. Dr. Joseph Carroll is helping build a unique program at the Medical College and is a key member of the first team to image the tiny rods of the eye.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. Philip Stieg

An expert in cerebral vascular and skull base tumor surgery, alumnus Dr. Philip Stieg is Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Alumni earn top faculty honors

All three recipients of The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Service Awards this year are alumni. The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Medical College faculty member.

Senior Dinner highlights

The Senior Awards Dinner for the Medical School Class of 2011 was held May 19, 2011, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. The night was an opportunity to celebrate four years of accomplishment with friends and family.

Radiologist sets up scholarship

On board a Naval vessel, Dr. Orlando L. Manfredi met his mentor, a man he is honoring with the establishment of a new endowed scholarship fund for medical student education. Dr. Manfredi built a significant radiology practice on Staten Island prior to his recent retirement.

Rad Onc Chair named honorary alumnus

For his exemplary work as a physician and his commitment to education, J. Frank Wilson, MD, was named an Honorary Alumnus of The Medical College of Wisconsin this year. Dr. Wilson is Chairman and the Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Medical College.

Cultivating the pharm

Dr. Daniel McDermott has dedicated his career to the development of new drugs and study of their safety and efficacy in patient populations. His remarkable body of work led to his selection as the Medical College’s very first Graduate School Alumnus of the Year.

Global health opportunities grow

The John M. Kohler Foundation has given $250,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Global Health Program in memory of Dr. Elaine Kohler, a former associate professor of pediatrics and fellow alumna.

Seniors celebrate Match Day

Graduating medical students were matched to their residency positions via the National Residency Matching Program on March 16. Of the 202 fourth-year medical students at the Medical College, 196 students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. James Thomas

Physician-scientist-entrepreneur and Union Grove native Dr. James P. Thomas has returned to Wisconsin with an unwavering commitment to earning The Medical College of Wisconsin a designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will lead the effort to develop the Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office.

Dean embraces role at alma mater

Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner recently became the third alumnus of the medical school to be named its Dean and the first in history with a Medical College of Wisconsin diploma. In a new interview, he discusses his path to this leadership role, his ideas and motivations, and his thoughts on alumni engagement.

PhD follows success for inventor

Noted biomedical inventor and academician Dr. Melvin Siedband found semi-retirement to be the perfect time to earn his PhD in biophysics.

Alumnus profile - Jean-Bernard Durand

A faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, alumnus Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand conducts novel research on the connections between chemotherapy and damage to the cardiovascular system.

GI physician leads Alumni Association

Dr. John Bjork is a member of the first class of students to graduate from The Medical College of Wisconsin under that name. He hopes to bring his historical perspective to the role of Alumni Association President to foster pride and participation among all eras of alumni.

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