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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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MCW In the News

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Violence Prevention Initiative Featured on WUWM-FM

Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Family holds out hope for a cure for a rare genetic disorder

Apr 10 - Research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute and MCW is providing hope for families with children with rare muscular disease. WTMJ-TV

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