Tag Cancer

The Ride gets research into gear

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

Tiny 3-D models may yield big insights into ovarian cancer

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of UW–Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.

UW technology key to growth as firm stays in Madison long after sale

The explosion in next-generation sequencing has opened windows throughout medicine and biology.