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June 10 - Dr. Alonzo Walker will discuss “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health” at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s next Science Café on June 18 at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location. WauwatosaNOW
June 10 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are producing a documentary that aims to increase awareness about breast cancer risk and treatment among low-income or underinsured African-American women. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jun 17 - A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Gifts from the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation totaling $250,000 are creating the William and Sandy Heitz Endowed Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
June 13 - Jenny Geurts, MS, genetic counselor, discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that genes cannot be patented. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jun 12 - A well-established fundraiser that allows participants to test-drive the car of their dreams began a new chapter in 2012, the first year that proceeds were donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center. The Bergstrom Corporation’s Drive for a Cure raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research at MCW last year, and the partnership will continue with this summer’s event.
June 3 - Proceeds from the 16th annual Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse support breast and prostate cancer research studies at MCW. Fox 6 News
June 3 - Dr. Kristen Holland provides expert comment on selecting sunscreen lotions for children in an ABC/Channel 12 report. ABC/WISN-TV
June 3 - Three researchers will each receive $50,000 from the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to support their breast cancer research studies at MCW. WauwatosaNOW
June 3 - Marshall Anderson, PhD, was a contributing author to an article in Cancer Research on how genetic mutations contribute to lung cancer risks. Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Jun 11 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a Science Café at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location Tuesday, June 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. The theme of the café is “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health,” and the featured speaker is Alonzo Walker, MD, the Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a surgical oncologist practicing at Froedtert Hospital.
Jun 07 - Celebrate Father’s Day weekend and the final days of the 2013 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure by turning your ugliest tie into support for prostate cancer research at MCW.
Jun 06 - Two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an investigator at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute, have received one-year, $50,000 grants from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer.