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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

Neuroprotective drug research for back injury

Apr 24 - Shekar Kurpad, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, discusses new research of neuroprotective drugs that could possibly minimize the severity of injuries of the spine. WUWM-FM

Journal Sentinel Series on Gross Anatomy Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Apr 24 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was named a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his series, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Three Additional Floors to be added to Center for Advanced Care

Apr 24 - Froedtert Health announced that three additional floors will be added to the Center for Advanced Care, now under construction. Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes

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