From CBS 58 — A beautiful story about the ups and downs, the unexpected and, ultimately, how others' support keeps Lina putting one foot in front of the other. Lina has triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. The “triple negative” means her tumor tests negative for HER2 protein, and estrogen and progesterone receptors. Lina receives chemo at the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center at Drexel Town Square Health Center, where the nursing staff reminds me of angels — kind, caring, smart and amazingly encouraging through each treatment.
From Science Magazine — Is there a connection between our bodies’ nerves and cancer? Jennifer Knight, MD, medical director of the Psycho-Oncology Program and Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network weighs in on her observations with patients in this fascinating look at the research on this topic.
From healthleadersmedia.com — How does Froedtert Health accelerate intervention of patients in the early stages of clinical decline? By remotely monitoring every individual occupying a bed with a predictive analytics tool that pinpoints a patient's condition.
From Fox 6 — Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist with Froedtert & MCW Breast Care Center and MCW breast cancer researcher, is the lead investigator for a 5-year NIH grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute studying how to study unique genetic models of women who undergo radiation for breast cancer and determine who may be more at risk to heart damage.
From 102.9 THE HOG — Cardiothoracic surgeon David Joyce, MD, participated in an on-air interview on 102.9 THE HOG’s Bob & Brian morning show that focused on his background as a heart transplant surgeon, how the heart transplant process works and general awareness of both heart failure and organ donation.
From Fox 6 — A fundraising campaign was kicked off on Tuesday, Aug. 27, as part of an effort to build "A New Home for Healing," the first major capital campaign for Kathy’s House since its founding in 2001 — with a goal of at least $12 million.
West Bend, Wis. — Media are welcome to attend a preview event for the new West Bend Surgery Center, 3212 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5 – 7 p.m. on the Froedtert & MCW St. Joseph’s Hospital campus. The event is invitation-only for local leaders and not open to the general public.
From WUWM 89.7 — Doctors at Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network are reporting a treatment breakthrough in a lung cancer case. Physicians at Froedtert Hospital say they've been better able to keep a radiation beam targeted on a moving tumor.
From WUWM 89.7 — Ruth, a palliative care patient at Froedtert Hospital, and Wendy Peltier, MD, her palliative care physician, talk about the importance of palliative care programs and how they help patients take on difficult conversations and decisions.
From Fox 6 — Breast cancer survivor Katy Mihalko and Miraj Shah-Khan, MD, surgical oncologist with the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, talked about the importance of early detection when it comes to treating breast cancer and how women need to be aware of what their breasts are like under normal conditions so that they can detect any changes.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — A recent executive order aims to improve kidney health in the U.S. through prevention, increased access to dialysis and improvements to the transplant system. Dawn Wolfgram, MD, Froedtert & MCW nephrologist, spoke to WPR and explained how this order will impact patients and providers throughout the U.S. and in Wisconsin.