UW Pathologists Contribute to National Award Winning Series on Cancer Research

A Wisconsin State Journal series focusing on UW Carbone Cancer Center research has been awarded an AACR prize for Cancer Journalism.

David Wahlberg’s Wisconsin State Journal series “Cancer: New Frontiers in Treatment” focusing on UW Carbone Cancer Center research won the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2017 June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism in the small newspaper category. In researching his series, Mr. Wahlberg attended a UW Molecular Tumor Board meeting and interviewed participants regarding personalized medicine, cancer vaccines and immunotherapy treatments.

Among those participating in the Molecular Tumor Board (MTB) are Pathology faculty Darya Buehler, Kristina Matkowskyj and Bill Rehrauer. These pathologists were instrumental in the development and launch of the MTB and are integral members of the discussion that occurs at meetings when patient cases are presented. As pathologists, they diagnose and classify cancer at the microscope and in the lab, and identify molecular alterations that can be targeted by individualized therapy. Drs. Buehler, Matkowskyj and Rehrauer are also co-authors on a manuscript detailing the UWCCC MTB and patient outcomes that was recently accepted for publication in JCO Precision Oncology.

Wisconsin State Journal Series
AACR announcement