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Paul Ahlquist, Ph.D., Paul J. Kaesberg Professor of Molecular Virology, Oncology and Plant Pathology; Lead Scientist for Virology, Morgridge Institute for Research; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, was named recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's prestigious Hilldale Award.

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The Understanding, Prevention and Control of Human Cancer; The Historic Work and Lives of Elizabeth Cavert Miller and James A Miller, by Robert G. McKinnell, University of Minnesota, is an account of how a married couple opened understanding of environmental carcinogenesis.

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Research that began at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and the UW Carbone Cancer Center decades ago has led to a promising clinical trial for women in parts of the developing world, and could lead to more treatment options for cervical cancer all over the world.

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Rob Kalejta, Ph.D., McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Emily Albright, graduate student, UW-Madison, and former postdoctoral researcher, Song Hee Lee, have recently shown that individual cells in the human body have an armament designed to prevent HCMV from achieving and maintaining this latency, to shine a spotlight on the virus so the immune system knows to fight. But the virus, in turn, has developed ways to thwart these defenses.

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Wei Xu, Ph.D., and Hao Zeng, graduate student, at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, have identified a key component of endocrine-therapy resistance in breast cancer, a finding that could lead to the development of new treatment approaches for the most common subtype of the disease.

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The McArdle Laboratory, along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center and the Institute for Molecular Virology, hosted thirty UW-Madison alumni and their grandchildren for “Researching Cancer Cures,” a two-day major for the Grandparents University outreach event held annually and organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Every summer, Grandparents University brings children ages 7 to 14 with their grandparents to learn together and experience the University’s dynamic campus atmosphere. At McArdle, participants learned how to detect cancers using tools including the polymerase chain reaction and tissue immunohistochemistry. Paul Lambert, Director of the McArdle Laboratory, introduced the session and instruction was provided by volunteer faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students. This was the first year that the McArdle Laboratory has participated in this exciting event.

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Bill Sugden, Ph.D., presented "Understanding Burkitt's Lymphoma: From its Discovery to Working Toward its Cure" at UW-Madison's Wednesday Nite @ the Lab on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Wednesday Nite @ the Lab series features the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they describe their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. You are encouraged to join the discussion as learners of all ages find out more and share their ideas, questions and insights.

Click here to watch online: http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams?lecture=20150715_1900

Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) Marsha Mailick, announced the appointment of Norman Drinkwater, Ph.D., as Associate Vice Chancellor of Biological Sciences in the Office of Research and Graduate Education, effective immediately. Dr. Drinkwater has been serving in the role on an interim basis.

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Shigeki Miyamoto, Ph.D., McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, and David Beebe, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison, recently published news of an important advance in efforts to tailor medical treatment plans to individual patients by creating a "tumor in a dish" that can accurately anticipate a multiple myeloma patient's response to a drug.

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On Friday, May 1, 2015, Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D., Professor of Oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research was appointed interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) by UW-Madison Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Marsha Mailick.

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