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| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

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Northwestern Mutual Increases Research for Childhood Cancer through Grants

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, announces the funding of four new Young Investigator grant awards for childhood cancer research.

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Endoscopic resection not always best for localized, early-stage esophageal cancer: Study

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study, published in the July, 2014, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine- researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer.

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We Need to Talk About the Costs of Cancer Treatment

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, investigators at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University reported on a new tool, COST, for measuring patients’ concerns about the financial burden of cancer treatment.

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Outreach doubles colon cancer screening in low-income communities

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

( Northwestern University ) In low-income and minority communities where colonoscopies may be prohibitively expensive for residents, less-invasive, more frequent testing combined with automated reminders can yield dramatic improvements in colorectal cancer screening rates, a new study reports. Patients who received follow-up mailings, text messages and calls by staff were more than twice as …

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Stopping the spread of breast cancer

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

( Northwestern University ) Scientists have discovered a new pathway that can stop breast cancer cells from spreading.Working with human cancer cells and a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists identified a new protein that plays a key role in reprogramming cancer cells to migrate and invade other organs. When that protein is removed from cancer cells in mice, the ability of the cells to …

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Northwestern Mutual and Brewers Community Foundation team up for another season of Stolen Bases, Happy Faces

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

To help alleviate the economic burden, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is partnering with the Brewers Community Foundation for the Stolen Bases, Happy Faces campaign. Throughout the 2014 major league baseball season, every Milwaukee Brewers stolen base at Miller Park will result in a $1,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin

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Northwestern Medicine debuts new prostate test, reducing need for invasive biopsies

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

( Northwestern Memorial Hospital ) Northwestern Medicine® is the first health care provider in the country to offer a new non-invasive blood test for prostate cancer that is nearly three times more accurate than the current standard prostate-specific antigen blood test.

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Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced today it has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children's Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood …

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Northwestern Mutual catalyzes research for childhood cancer with awards

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — One in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 20 years old. In order to fight this alarming statistic, Northwestern Mutual is funding childhood …

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