From wuwm.com — Stuart Wong, MD, oncologist, talked with WUWM about how researchers use clinical trials to find new ways to treat cancer. More than 250 clinical cancer trials, covering at least 13 types of cancer, are underway at the Froedtert & MCW health network, the most in the state.
Sixteenth Street to Open New Clinic Focused on Behavioral Health for Milwaukee's South Side Community
Sixteenth Street and Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division collaborate to increase access to behavioral health services with support from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
From BizTimes — The 2019 Health Care Heroes awards, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, salute the accomplishments of people and organizations making a positive difference on the front lines of health care. This year recognized two members of the Froedtert & MCW team. Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, is a psychologist who works with Froedtert Hospital trauma patients dealing with PTSD, stress, anxiety and is being honored for her leadership, commitment and care on behavioral health issues. Barb Burmeister, RN, is a BMT Oncology Nurse at Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center and is being honored for her exemplary performance on the job by patients, peers and physicians.
From Today's TMJ4 — What are most twenty-something young men doing? Not this! Zach and his brothers, along with their dad, demonstrate a love and strength that endures.
From Fox 6 — Caitlin Patten, MC, surgical oncologist with Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network; assistant professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, and her young patient are featured in this news story that drives home the importance of early detection and understanding risks of breast cancer.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD, trauma psychologist, provides a unique look inside eastern Wisconsin’s only adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital in the second installment in this two-part series.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Marc de Moya, MD, trauma surgeon, provides a unique look inside eastern Wisconsin’s only adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital in the first installment in this two-part series.
From CBS 58 — A community basketball court in Milwaukee's Washington Park has a new look to it. Froedtert & MCW health network joined the Bucks to unveil the newly refurbished work.
From CBS 58 — Kathy’s House, a nonprofit hospital guest house that, since 2001, has been serving out-of-town patients and families who must stay in Milwaukee for medical care, relies on compassionate volunteers to cook meals, work in the office, drive guests to appointments — to make it feel like a home away from home. Kay Jenson, RN, at Froedtert Hospital’s Emergency Department, is one of those special volunteers!
From Today's TMJ4 — Jean Godfroy, RN, clinical nurse coordinator of the Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, joined Ellen Friebert Schupper, executive director of ABCD, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, to discuss how ABCD provides a critical compliment to the world-class care our breast cancer patients receive. ABCD matches breast cancer patients with confidential mentors who provide one-on-one understanding, support and validation from the time of diagnosis and going forward.
From CBS 58 — When Heather Stainback found out she had placenta percreta, she turned to the Froedtert & MCW Maternal Fetal Care Center. Meredith Cruz, MD, and Garrett Fitzgerald, MD, maternal fetal medicine specialists at Froedtert Hospital, explained the condition, how to reduce the risk and how they managed Heather's delivery.
From Fox 6 — The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital hosted the second annual "Cancer Crush 5K Run/Walk" to raise money for lifesaving cancer research. John A. Charlson, MD; Jennifer M. Connelly, MD; and Kathryn A Bylow, MD, all spoke about how the event raises awareness and how the funds will expand cancer research efforts. The event was also featured by CBS 58.
From the Green Bay Press Gazette — An article chronicled Greg Manteufel's treatment for capnocytophaga, a disease he contracted from his dog Ellie or another dog he came in contact with, and why he was susceptible to the bacteria. In the article, David Del Toro, MD, medical director for the inpatient rehab unit at Froedtert Hospital, talks about Greg's recovery and rehabilitation efforts after amputations of his left and right arms just below the elbow, and legs through the middle of the knee. This article was featured in multiple outlets, including:
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If violence spreads like a disease, it can be interrupted. How a new team in Milwaukee is trying to stop one shooting leading to another.
From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — A series of stories features 414LIFE, an initiative that takes a public health approach to gun violence. The adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital launched Milwaukee’s first hospital-based violence interruption program, which provides medical support for 414LIFE. Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD, trauma psychologist at Froedtert Hospital, explains the role Froedtert & MCW health network plays in the 414LIFE program.
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.