Hematology & Oncology

A multi-institutional clinical study facilitated by the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is aimed at evaluating a combination of radiation and immunotherapy for treating advanced bladder cancer. Hamid Emamekhoo, MD , assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, explained why the consortium aids recruitment. Only a subset of...
With sadness, the Department of Medicine marks the passing of philanthropist Edward J. “Ed” Felten (pictured at right) of Madison. Mr. Felten died on January 26, 2019 at the age of 80. Through gifts to the UW Carbon Cancer Center, he supported palliative care research by Toby Campbell, MD, MS...
Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019. Fabu Carter, MA , outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
2018 was been a productive year for researchers in the Department of Medicine. How productive? Members published at least 452 peer-reviewed research and scholarly articles – more than one per day. And that’s almost certainly an underestimate. Some journals will still be populating article from 2018 in databases for the...
A new government report indicates that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are continuing to climb in the United States, rising 5 percentage points between 2016 and 2017. Nearly 66 percent of boys and girls aged 13 to 17 received the first dose in the vaccine series in 2017, according to...
The advent of new immunotherapy-based treatments for melanoma has been a game-changer for Mark Albertini, MD , associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. "I’ve been doing this about a quarter of a century, so unfortunately I’ve lived through the dark ages where we had painfully few treatments for...
Noelle LoConte, MD , associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, responds swiftly when asked why funding for pancreatic cancer research has lagged in comparison to other types of cancer. "Patients are not living long enough to be their own advocates," she said. Survival rates have not improved for...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...
Keeping track of minutiae and specifics is a passion of David Smith , Medical Program Assistant Senior in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. In his role, there are many particulars to juggle: Smith provides administrative support to nine faculty physicians, five advanced practice providers, and the...