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

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. Dr. Colleen Lawton (Radiation Oncology), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, issued a statement on behalf of the society saying, “No provider should allow their financial interest to influence treatment decisions.”

http://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/Fulltext/2013/11250/Study_Details_Rise_in_Urologists__Self_Referred.9.aspx

Oncology Times, November 25, 2013

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Stem cell patent to benefit MCW research

Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

New Database Shows Wide Variance in Costs among Hospitals

Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal

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