MCW Cancer/Oncology News

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WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon to take place Oct. 5

Sept. 15 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. MCW surgical oncologist Alonzo P. Walker, MD, will be presented the organization's Christy Foote Fighter Award for his research, patient care and long advocacy for breast cancer patients.

Preserving Fertility Before and After Cancer Treatment

Bridging oncology and reproductive medicine to help preserve fertility before and after cancer treatment.

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit cancer research at Froedtert & MCW

Aug. 17 - The 9th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Bringing innovation, discovery and hope to the care of pancreatic cancer patients

Aug. 15 - Atlanta-based John R. Couvillon was on top of the world in early 2014. But then he began feeling fullness and abdominal discomfort, and in March of 2014, was diagnosed with stage II (operable) pancreatic cancer. Couvillon's wife did online research into the disease and quickly found world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon Douglas Evans, MD, chair and the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Learn more about Couvillon’s cancer journey and participation in a clinical trial in the Summer 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

Personalized Approach: Bringing Innovation, Discovery and Hope to the Care of Pancreatic Cancer Patients

MCW's multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer care team works to understand the basic biology of the disease to translate this knowledge into new treatments, diagnostic tools and a better outcome for patients.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

May 24 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 10, to benefit the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The team will gather in the MCW parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and ride together with CVC Board member Danny Muchin to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville. All motorcycle brands are welcome!

Cancer Clinical Trials at MCW

MCW Cancer Center researchers, physicians and the Clinical Trials Office are actively engaged in cancer research and conducting clinical trials.

Change Agent: Alonzo Walker, MD

Change Agent highlights a Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or staff member who has had significant impact on the institution's mission to be a leading innovator in transforming healthcare and advancing the health of our communities.

Change Agent: Mary Horowitz, MD '80, GME '89, MS '91

Change Agent highlights a Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or staff member who has had significant impact on the institution's mission to be a leading innovator in transforming healthcare and advancing the health of our communities.

Clinical psychologist specializing in sexual dysfunction, disparities in prostate cancer to give talk on Dec. 14

Dec. 9 - On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m., the MCW Cancer Center welcomes Christian J. Nelson, PhD, who will give a talk titled, “Helping Men Utilize Sexual Rehabilitation Following Prostate Cancer Surgery.” The talk will be held in HRC rooms H1210-1230-1250.

Clinical Trials: Translating Research to Benefit Patients

From the bench to the bedside, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a national leader in cancer and non-cancer clinical trials.

Davante Adams, Dorsey Levens and Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network team up to raise awareness for prostate cancer

Nov. 3 - Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXI Champion Dorsey Levens, along with our Cancer Network, are teaming up for "Green, Gold & Growing" - a prostate cancer awareness initiative encouraging men to grown their facial hair during the month of November.

Dr. Beth Erickson named to inaugural class of new national fellowship

May 5 - Beth A. Erickson, MD, professor of radiation oncology, has become a member of the inaugural class of the American Brachytherapy Society Fellows (FABS).

Dr. Janet S. Rader co-chairs cervical cancer study published in Nature

March 28 - Corresponding author and co-chair Janet S. Rader, MD, and contributors Denise Uyar, MD, William Bradley, MD and Behnaz Behmaram, MD, published the article Integrated Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Cervical Cancer in the March 16, 2017 issue of the journal Nature. It is one of the largest comprehensive genomic studies of cervical cancer published to date. The massive undertaking was accomplished by the collaboration of over 50 institutions and 300 investigators.

Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk on Oct. 8 to benefit colon cancer

Sept. 29 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids' Fun Run for colon cancer will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa.

Giving an Old Drug New Potential

The results of Dr. Kalyanaraman lab's work to modify a well-established diabetes drug (metformin) for use in pancreatic cancer is published.

Investigators receive $2.6M NCI grant to study plant-based preventive treatment for patients with o

Dec. 20 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Stuart Wong, MD, a nationally renowned physician scientist who specializes in head and neck cancers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have received a $2.6M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate a widely used Chinese herbal formula called Antitumor B as potent cancer preventive agents for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), the most common malignancies of the oral cavity.

Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation’s annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/ 3k Walk

April 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk on Sunday, May 21. The Froedtert & MCW team will be there, and we invite all interested staff and students to join us. It’s a great way to have fun, get those steps in and raise awareness about melanoma.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

MCW Cancer Center health geographer paints picture of cancer disparities

Dec. 12 - The MCW Cancer Center is committed to understanding, addressing and reducing cancer disparities in southeastern Wisconsin, the region and the country. The primary research catchment area for the center includes more than two million residents within the following seven counties: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

MCW Dream Team participates in annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally

Oct. 3 - On Saturday, Sept. 24, a team from MCW participated in the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure,” sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter. Proceeds from this event benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

MCW's Cancer Moonshot Brings Community Together to Discuss Cancer Clinical Trials

On Wednesday, June 29, MCW’s Cancer Center participated in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit, which convened conversations with communities across the US.

MPS students use art, creativity to address cancer prevention and health disparities

Jan. 5 - Over 400 students have participated in service learning partnership involving MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s Healthy Families

Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials

Created in 2009. the Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials Office (PCCTO) is staffed with pediatric cancer specialists from the MCW Cancer Center and administered through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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

May 11 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 4– 11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The show will feature a silent auction and a reception that provide opportunities to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 16 - The ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research.

Study indicates men with returning prostate cancer can prolong life with anti-male hormone therapy

Feb. 24 - A National Cancer Institute-funded study co-authored by Colleen Lawton, MD, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that men whose prostate cancer returns after surgery are more likely to survive when they take drugs to block male hormones in addition to receiving radiation therapy.

Study looks at how socioeconomic disparities impact adherence to oral hormone therapy for breast cancer

Nov. 15 - Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, co-leader of the MCW Cancer Center Cancer Control and Outcomes program, was recently awarded a $2.23 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study “Socioeconomic Disparities in Adherence to Oral Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer.

The Power of Clinical Research

An overview of the types of clinical trials, clinical trials participation, clinical trials funding and the role of the IRB at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

WBCS Raise a Glass to Hope Gala provides a premier showing of WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

May 11 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2017 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 2239 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

WBCS seeks volunteers for Showhouse

March 28 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time and talents to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. The organization currently is seeking docents for the 2017 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure. There is an urgent need to fill the following shifts: Friday night June 16, from 4 - 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

March 27 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 31 and April 1 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated nearly $30,000 for breast cancer research and patient programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

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