Basic science




Microscopic image
From research to diagnosis to treatment, the ability to visualize cancer has played a big role in understanding and fighting the disease. To highlight this importance, and to show how advanced imaging has become, the National Cancer Institute recently held its “Cancer Close Up” contest. Two UW Carbone Cancer Center […]

Cancer gets a close-up



Halberg image
In any research field, shifting a paradigm is never easy. If you’re going to try, it never hurts to continuously improve your techniques and evolve your models. And, use lasers. Rich Halberg, associate professor of medicine at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, has spent over a decade challenging the tenet […]

Shining a (laser) light on the ancestry of cancers


closeup of human papilloma virus
There may not yet be a cure for cancer, but for some human cancers, one thing comes pretty close: the HPV vaccine. That’s why, last week, the 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UW-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), issued a statement urging increased uptake of the three-dose vaccination. This […]

Preventing cancer in just three shots





Bucky says: Get vaccinated
Vaccines are important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can list at least 10 reasons why. Curious? See below. Here at UWMadScience, we want to know why YOU get vaccinated. Maybe you don’t want to get the flu again this year. Maybe you have a newborn at home, or an […]

Get vaccinated, and show it off