Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health Focus of Science Café

June 11, 2013

The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a Science Café at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location Tuesday, June 18, from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. The theme of the café is “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health,” and the featured speaker is Alonzo Walker, MD, the Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a surgical oncologist practicing at Froedtert Hospital.

Dr. Walker, who also is MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, will discuss the types of breast cancer, the recommendations for screening, and will offer resources for uninsured or underinsured patients, along with prevention tips.

The event will be held at the Milwaukee Central Library at 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, in the first floor meeting room. Discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. and continues through 7:30 p.m. The discussions are designed to engage and involve members of the community, and all are free and open to the public. Registration is available now at, or contact Mia DeFino at (414) 955-5754 or

Science Cafés are a program of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin. Funding for this program comes in part by the CTSI of southeastern Wisconsin and in part by Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Initiative Fund, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

CTSI is part of a national consortium of top medical research institutions. Working together, the CTSI institutions are committed to improve human health by streamlining science, transforming training environments and improving the conduct, quality and dissemination of clin­ical and translational research. The CTSI program is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

The eight member organizations of the CTSI are the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

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