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Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
January 2014

Improve Your Health with 6 Simple Goals During the New Year

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This year, forget about resolving to lose weight. Instead resolve to create and maintain healthy habits all year long. A UW Health oncology registered dietitian offers 6 goals to help you eat better. Find out how you can get started


It's Your Turn to "Ask a Dietitian"

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Good nutrition is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for individuals currently in treatment or post-treatment. Have your own question about cancer and nutrition? Submit your question on the UW Carbone Cancer Center's new Nutrition Therapy site and we may feature the response in an upcoming edition of Advances. Ask a Dietitian


Healing Through Art: Ron's Story

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To say Ron Parisi has been through a lot is an understatement - prostate cancer, melanoma and now cancer of his tongue and throat. But an Arts-In-Health program gave Ron an opportunity to share his experiences in a way words can't - through art. Meet Ron and learn how art is helping during his healing process


Taking to the Ice to Fight Cancer

  Pond Hockey

Pack the thermos of cocoa and don a few extra layers - it's hockey time. Or, more accurately, it's the Mad City Pond Hockey Championship tournament. More than 40 teams are expected in Madison the weekend of January 24-26 for a three-day tournament. All proceeds will support pancreas cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Meet Ben Cowan, the event organizer, and find out why he started the event


Researchers Link Protein with Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain


A cancer research team has identified a protein that may be a major culprit when breast cancer metastasizes to the brain. The cancer’s spread to the brain is often undetected until patients start to develop symptoms such as seizures, headaches and trouble thinking. Learn the implications of the findings

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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:

  • Jan. 17: A Night of Hope. Fundraiser for cancer research featuring music and a silent auction.
  • Jan. 18: Crossfit for a Cause. Join a Crossfit class to raise money for brain tumor research.

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