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Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
February 2014

Come Visit the Strollin' Colon

  Drs Mulkerin and Schelman in the Rollin Colon

Ever wonder what really goes on in your belly? Take a walk through an interactive exhibit featuring a giant, inflatable colon. Learn about the different stages of colon cancer, see giant polyps, and have a chat with physicians from the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the UW Health Digestive Health Center. Find out where the Strollin' Colon will be during the week of February 17


Honoring "Grandpa Wild" by Bowlin'

  Grandpa Wild Bill Wollin

Bowlin' for Colons is celebrating 13 years this March. And returning to the lanes will be the Wollin family, who participates as a tribute to their "Grandpa Wild." Read the Wollin Family's story and find out how you can participate in this year's event


Charity Jamboree to Benefit Cancer Research

  Charity Jamboree

Two days, six stages and more than 50 bands will be featured during the third annual Charity Jamboree. All proceeds will benefit three area non-profit organizations, including the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Learn more about the event and how the Cancer Center was chosen as a beneficiary


Using Astronomy to Track a Cancer-Causing Virus


Researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the McArdle Laboratory are working on ways to block the Epstein-Barr Virus's transmission in cells. And, it turns out, the solution may lie in the stars. Learn how researchers are using tools inspired by astronomy to track infected cells


Thyroid Cancer: Improving Care for a Treatable Cancer

  Happy Older Couple

With a 95 percent survival rate, thyroid cancer is one of the few diseases UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers can focus on improving the care offered to patients. Learn how researchers are working to improve the quality of life for those undergoing treatment

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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:

  • Feb. 15: Curl Versus Cancer. A two-day bonspiel complete with grand competition to raise funds for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
  • May 10: Pedaling for Pancreas. 10-mile bike ride to raise funds for pancreas cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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