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University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
October 2012

A Mother's Love: Chelsea Harris

  Chelsea Harris

Chelsea Harris has always known that breast cancer is genetic. Several of her aunts have suffered from the disease, her grandmother died of breast cancer at 42, her mother was diagnosed in 2010, and two weeks after her 40th birthday, Chelsea was diagnosed as well. Now, her hope is to create a future for her daughter that is cancer-free. Watch her video


GE Healthcare to Provide Funds for New Imaging Research Facility


Imagine a place where doctors can tell patients in advance if a cancer treatment will work for them, without going through an entire course of chemotherapy. A new agreement between the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and GE will bring a state-of-the-art imaging research facility to WIMR that may help make that kind of place a reality. Read more


Cervical Cancer and Pre-Cancer Cervical Growths Require Single HPV Protein


Researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer Center have found that a single HPV protein is required for cervical cancer and even pre-cancer growths in the cervix to survive. The study is the first to show that the protein works in pre-cancerous growths as well as cervical cancer. Read more


Haunted Hustle: Why Dr. Paul Harari Runs for Cancer Research

  Dr. Paul Harari and Family

As a cancer physician and researcher, Dr. Paul Harari specializes in head and neck cancer. Over the years, he's come to know many wonderful cancer patients and families. They are the inspiration for his latest goal: running the 10K Haunted Hustle Race to raise funds for head and neck cancer research. Read more


From Munich to Madison to Support the UW Carbone Cancer Center

  Diverse Young Group

Make new friends and network with local young professionals while tasting some of Wisconsin's finest wine, beer and spirits at the UW Carbone Cancer Center's Emerging Leadership Board’s signature event, From Munich To Madison on October 12. Buy your tickets

Donnas Dish of the Month Promo   Activity Avenue Promo

Upcoming Events

Learn ways to stay healthy, find support, or make a difference for the patients and families at the UW Carbone Cancer Center through the following events:

  • Oct. 13: Haunted Hustle to Scare Away Head and Neck Cancer - Support head and neck cancer research by running a 10K, half-marathon or marathon
  • Oct. 19: 11th Annual Cancer Symposium: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together - A day-long seminar about cancer and aging featuring experts from across the field 
  • Oct. 25: Restaino and Associates Halloween Party to Benefit UW Carbone Cancer Center - Costume party, live music and a silent auction to raise funds for cancer research

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