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

Creating Hope for Lung Cancer

  Daughter and Elderly Father

There is a lot we still don't understand about lung cancer and its treatment. Often thought to be a "smoker's disease," it affects more than 30,000 individuals in the U.S. each year who have never smoked. Anne Traynor, MD, reflects on the future of lung cancer, its treatment and what can be done to help. Read more


UW Researchers Land Only Provocative Questions Grant in WI


A team of researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer Center was the only group of scientists in Wisconsin to receive a grant from a new National Cancer Institute program aimed at answering "provocative questions." Read more


Cookies for a Cause: Andy North Teams Up with Christie's Cookies

  Andy North Cookies

The holidays are coming and what better way to send a loved one some holiday cheer than with delicious gourmet cookies? Join with pro-golfer and two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North to spread good tidings. With every purchase of a specially-designed Andy North cookie tin, a percentage of proceeds will benefit cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Read more


Supporting Women After Cancer Treatment: Sexual Health

At least 40 percent of women experience sexual dysfunction in the wake of cancer treatment. However, few resources exist to support and help women learn how to manage the issue. The Gynecologic Oncology program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center is seeking to help female survivors learn how to talk about the issues affecting them. Read more


New Discovery for Controlling Blood Cell Development

UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered unexpectedly that a small DNA sequence drives a "master regulator" protein involved in blood cell development. Read more


Help Wisconsin's Voice Be Heard: Take the Survey for Cancer Patients and Survivors

LIVESTRONG is conducting an anonymous survey to learn more about the practical needs cancer patients and survivors face every day with challenges like employment, debt, insurance and school. They will use the information to improve programs and resources for people affected by cancer, including here in Wisconsin if enough individuals participate. Read more

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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:

  • Nov. 8: Shine a Light on Lung Cancer: An evening of friendship and fellowship for those whose lives have been affected by lung cancer
  • Nov. 17: Zumbathon to Benefit UW Carbone Cancer Center: Exercise, have fun and raise funds for lung cancer research
  • Dec. 9: Lovelights Tree Lighting Ceremony: A special ceremony to honor and remember loved ones during the holidays

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