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MCW researchers report potential mitochondrial drug therapy for pancreatic cancer

May 26 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chairman and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Michael B. Dwinell, PhD, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics; and their international research team published an article in Cancer Research that describes a new redox-sensitive, mitochondrial-energy-sensor-mediated pathway of regression of pancreatic cancer cell growth.

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Grad student continues working on her dream with help from Friends of MCW

May 18 - Dominique Carter-Flowers, a PhD student in the department of microbiology and molecular genetics and the first recipient of the Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin Scholarship for Underrepresented Scholars in Biomedical Research, was attracted to science at an early age. Her father, Lee Edward Carter, homed in on her interests and became a special source of encouragement. Learn more about her story and the Friends of MCW scholarship in the Winter 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

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Dr. Kathryn Flynn selected for the 2016 PCORP Seed Grant Award

May 17 - Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Program (PCORP) parent grant, is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn Flynn has been selected for the 2016 seed grant. The one-year grant of $10,000, which provides the opportunity for a researcher to start a pilot project, has funding through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program.

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WBCS Walk/Run on June 4 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 19 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Race for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 4, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park. All proceeds from the event, now in its fourth year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

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

May 19 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, takes place June 3– 13, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The show will feature the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer, a silent auction of beads, jewelry, books, and supplies, with 100% of the proceeds donated to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

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