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University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
June 2014

Dane County African Americans Have Higher Cancer Rates

  Mother and Daughter

A recent study by the Cancer Health Disparities Initiative revealed disparities within the cancer-related health of Dane County residents. Among the findings is that African Americans in Dane County were 30 percent more likely than whites to be diagnosed with cancer. Read more about the report and the additional disparities it uncovered

 
 

An Evolutionary Chess Match: Discovering What a Virus Knows

  Kalejta

Viruses are smart. Smarter perhaps even than us. Some viruses learned to "hide" within the cell and persist for the life of the host. Researcher Robert Kalejta, PhD, and his lab are working to uncover how the virus controls its own gene expression. By doing so, they can learn about basic cellular processes that might be applicable to other areas of research, including cancer. Watch Dr. Kalejta's video to hear about his research in his own words

 
 

Breast Cancer Patient Survivor Advocate Program

  Nursing

The UW Health Breast Center's Patient Survivor Advocate Program is a "buddy system" that pairs patients with a trained breast cancer survivor volunteer to answer questions about managing a breast cancer diagnosis. Learn how the program helped a recent patient

 
 

6th Annual Andy North and Friends Raises $920,000

  Dr. Howard Bailey and Aaron Rodgers

Andy North and his friends, including Tom Watson, Bo Ryan, Annika Sorenstam, Sheri Steinhauer and Aaron Rodgers (pictured with Dr. Bailey) to name a few, helped raise $920,000 to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center. See photos from the event

 
 
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More Upcoming Events

You can help make a difference for the patients and families at the UW Carbone Cancer Center by supporting us through the following events:

  • July 18-19: Hope Fest. A two-day event to raise money to support those who have been affected by cancer and other illnesses.
  • July 21: Heads Up! Golf Outing for Head and Neck Cancer Research. Proceeds from the golf outing benefit head and neck cancer research and services in Human Oncology, Otolaryngology and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

View all upcoming events

 

 

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