Today the U.S. House is poised to pass an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Cancer Community to Host Panel Discussion on Research in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Oct. 25, 2018 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host a Cancer Research Breakfast for community members about important research taking place in Wisconsin on Thursday, Nov. 1. The forum will feature cancer researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
This year, more than 33,000 Wisconsinites will hear the words "you have cancer." Despite many advances, cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in the state.
The forum will highlight the innovations of local cancer researchers, explore how new therapies are developing and discuss what it could mean for the future of cancer care
WHO: Carmen Bergom, M.D., Ph.D. – assistant professor, department of radiation oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Weigo Cui, M.D., Ph.D. – investigator, Blood Research Institute; assistant professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Deepak Kilari, M.D. – assistant professor, division of hematology and oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Liang Wang, M.D., Ph.D. – assistant professor, department of pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
WHAT: 2018 ACS CAN Cancer Research Breakfast
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1
7 – 9 a.m.
WHERE: The Journeyman Hotel
310 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee
For more information and to register, please contact Sara Sahli at [email protected].
About ACS CAN
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.