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University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
October 2013

Band Together to Beat Cancer

  Band Together to Beat Cancer

The iconic UW-Madison Marching Band's uniform has been unadorned throughout its long history. Until Nov. 9, that is. During the Badger football game, the band will wear black sashes bearing the name of people whose lives have been touched by cancer. And your loved one's name can appear among them. Learn about the event and find out how you can donate


Robert Krahn: A Milestone in Treatment

  Robert Krahn

Robert Krahn was one of the first patients in Madison to enroll in a clinical trial for a promising new myeloma drug. Eight years later, a week before his 82nd birthday, Robert began his hundredth cycle of the drug treatment. Meet Robert and learn how the treatment has affected his life


How Can I Help Someone with Cancer?

  Happy Older Couple

When you learn that someone has cancer, you want to help, but may not know how. UW Health psychologist Lisa McGuffey offers suggestions to keep in mind when you are trying to be supportive. Learn seven recommendations that can help you be supportive


Testing the Family Bond: Annual Cancer Symposium

  Three Generations

Topics during this year's annual symposium will focus on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on the family. Caregiver distress, the effects of childhood cancer, and understanding patient- and family-centered care are among a few of the issues that will be explored. See the agenda and register to attend


Genes and the Environment: A Code for Breast Cancer Development

Researchers know that there are specific markers in DNA code that predict the possibility of developing cancer. Now they would like to discover why some individuals without the markers go on to develop certain cancers. Learn more about the research and find the details about an upcoming conference on breast cancer research


Researchers Pinpoint Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men who appear to have low-risk prostate cancer could have more confidence in their diagnosis thanks to a model developed by a research team at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Learn about their study


McArdle Scientists to Hold Research Q&A for Public

Scientists from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research will be available to answer questions about their research at the Free House Pub in Middleton on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-7:30pm. Learn about 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:

  • Oct. 16: Yoga in the Park for BRA Day. Join UW Health physicians and staff for a morning of yoga to celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.
  • Oct. 19: Funk Out Cancer. Concert featuring Madison favorites Phat Phunktion, Mama Digdown's Brass Band and more to benefit research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
  • Oct. 19: Paul VandeBerg Memorial Chili Cook-Off. Chili cook-off honoring Paul VandeBerg to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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