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Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
June 2013

Three Siblings, Three Surgeries

  Cancer Center Walmer Family

A blood test given to the children of parents who have a genetic disorder that causes thyroid cancer may have prevented further tragedy for a South Beloit, Ill., family. Joyce Walmer, her father, uncle and sister have all been treated for thyroid cancer, and a genetic test showed her three children were at significant risk if no action was taken. Read about the family's decision


Andy North Event Raises More Than $1 Million for Research

  Andy North and Friends 2013

This year's Andy North and Friends event raised more than $1 million for research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Dinner, golf and a special new event, "A Different Slice," entertained visitors during the beautiful weekend at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Read more and see photos from the weekend


Collaboration Speeds Care for Colon Cancer Patient


Sandhya was just 30 years old and a busy mom with a young daughter. Thankfully, she wasn’t too busy to pay attention to her body. When she underwent a routine test to check out symptoms she was experiencing, the results showed it was cancer. Learn about Sandhya's story and how collaboration made a difference in her care


Nearly All Wisconsin Counties Fall Short of Cancer-Control Goals

  Diverse Young Group

Ninety-seven percent of Wisconsin counties have cancer death rates exceeding the 2015 goal set by the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Find out how your county ranks and what it means

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

  • June 15: Golf Fore Wolfe. Golf event to raise funds for brain cancer research.
  • June 28: Steel Curtain Open. An 18-hole best ball golf event to honor the memory of Dennis Swatek, a lymphoma patient.
  • July 19: Hope Fest. A two-day celebration to raise funds for organizations, including the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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