Tag Cancer

Researchers probe cell division defects to gain insight into cancer

July 8, 2019

Colleagues at the UW Carbone Cancer Center are leading efforts to better understand how chromosome segregation goes wrong and contributes to disease.

The Ride gets research into gear

July 10, 2018

The Ride is a signature cycling event that premiered in September 2016, sending hundreds of riders across eastern Dane County to raise money for cancer research on the UW–Madison campus.

Long-term cancer survivor beats odds, prompts study

April 3, 2018

The unusual case of Margaret “Peg” Geisler has inspired an international search for “extreme survivors” of metastatic breast cancer. “They never teach you about patients like Peg in medical school," says UW Health oncologist Mark Burkard.

Colleagues pay tribute to cancer researcher Patti Keely

June 30, 2017

It would be easy to simply say Patti Keely was a world-class, nationally recognized breast cancer researcher at the UW School of Medicine and Public…

Morgridge, UW researcher scores in cancer research ‘lightning round’

April 14, 2017

Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages. Melissa Skala’s experience was different: two people, 250 words, in 24 hours.

Wisconsin cancer patients test encouraging lymphoma treatment

December 27, 2016

Half of the patients in a Wisconsin Oncology Network clinical trial for a rare blood cancer are still in remission eight years after beginning treatment, according to new results of a follow-up to the study, led by UW hematologist Julie Chang.

Cancer signaling pathway could illuminate new avenue to therapy

November 23, 2016

The study could establish new avenues of therapeutic treatments for many types of solid tumors.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.

Study links changes in collagen to worse pancreatic cancer prognosis

October 21, 2016

The study reinforces growing evidence that collagen, which forms fibrous networks in skin, tendons and muscles, is intimately involved in several cancers.