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Ready, aim, fire! Cancer-targeting mechanism underlies promising UW-Madison spinoff

Posted: May 27, 2015

"MADISON - For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death matter..." 


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Novel Therapeutic Lights up Brain Cancer During Surgery

Posted: May 22, 2015

Madison, Wisconsin - Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) have identified two new fluorescent tumor-targeting agents that seek and light up brain cancer cells, and their potential for use during cancer surgeries.


Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp

Posted: September 23, 2014

The UW Stroke Program hosted its second Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp Sept. 19-21 at Green Lake Conference Center. Twenty-one stroke survivors and their caregivers, plus our volunteers and trained staff combined to create a fun, inspirational and valuable time away from the normal routine. The camp is a mix of group activities and educational experiences enabling caregivers to connect with each other and stroke survivors to discover new ways to build their best lives. Dr.

Dr. Kuo and his reserach group on the cover of "Science Translational Medicine"in "Science Translational Medicine."

Posted: June 11, 2014
, "Alkylphosphocholine Analogs for Broad-Spectrum Cancer Imaging and Therapy”

"Many consider targeted or molecular imaging to be the optimal way to image cancer. Weichert and colleagues feel differently: Uptake of certain small molecules by all cancer cells can give a broad view of cancer, and perhaps also treat it. These small molecules are alkylphosphocholine (APC) analogs, which are taken up preferentially by cancer cells—as compared to, for example, fibroblasts—via plasma membranes and transported into the cells by lipid rafts.

Society of Neurological Surgeons Honors Robert Dempsey

Posted: June 11, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin - Dr Robert Dempsey, chair of neurosurgery in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received the Distinguished Service Award at the May annual meeting. It is the oldest neurosurgical society in the world.

The Society of Neurological Surgeons recognized Dempsey for a lifetime of service to national and international medical education at its meeting May 19 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The award noted Dempsey’s 20 years of medical education and teaching trips in Central and South America and Africa.

Wisconsin Stroke Net (WSN)

Posted: April 22, 2014

The Wisconsin Stroke Net (WSN) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) StrokeNet and is based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The goal of the WSN is to improve stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke patients.

The Art of Doctoring

Posted: May 28, 2013

Click the picture to the right, to watch the video of Dr. Robert J. Dempsey as the Ceremony Speaker at the 2013 UW-School of Medicine and Public Health Graduation Ceremony on May 17, 2013.  Dean Robert N. Golden gave the introduction for Dr. Dempsey. 


President Elect of CNS

Posted: November 8, 2012

On October 9th, 2012, Dr. Resnick was officially named the president elect of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Clinical Perspectives

Posted: November 8, 2012

Clinical Perspectives is a series of brief videos intended to share new techniques, important research, intriguing case studies and advanced treatments from UW Health experts.


We hope this opens up a valuable dialogue with other physicians about each topic through calls, consultations and collaborations.

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Drs. Medow and Iskandar featured on "Forward Motion"

Posted: November 8, 2012

Dr. Joshua Medow and Bermans Iskandar were featured on Forward Motion Sunday, October 14th. The segment was on how Dr. Medow was inspired by a young patient to invent a better way to measure pressure inside the skull. To watch this segment please visit:


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