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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
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
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
Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News
Nov 19 - Dr. Deepak Kilari discusses prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options on WTMJ-AM. WTMJ-AM
Nov 19 - Dr. Douglas Rizzo countered insurance company arguments that oral chemotherapy medications are “emerging” treatments that may not be effective. Wisconsin Public Radio
Nov 15 - Douglas Rizzo, MD, spoke in support of a bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would require insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapies in the same manner of traditional chemotherapies. Wisconsin Public Radio
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
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
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.
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
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