There is always another play.

In April, I asked parents of these teams if they wanted join me in a donation system to give some deeper meaning to the girls’ season after my mom, Patty Thorne, had passed away from breast cancer on January 6th of this year. We have all had people we know affected by cancer and several… Continue reading

You voted us “Best.” We call it “nothing less than you deserve.”

Biggest. Boldest. “Best.” From the day we opened 43 years ago, Green Bay Oncology has had only one focus, one guiding star for every decision: what is best for our patients? And now, we are deeply honored and humbled to have been recognized for that dedication—by you, our patients, families, and friends. Thanks to you,… Continue reading

Bladder Cancer Awareness

Though the treatment of cancer of the urinary bladder is complex and evolving, it isn’t necessary to travel to a distant medical center for this problem. At Ascension, we have the specialty expertise you need to treat you close to home. What we commonly call bladder cancer can actually arise from any part of the urinary system:… Continue reading

Cynthia’s Scholarship Story

Dr. Jules Blank actually treated my mother when she had leukemia. She passed away very young and I was just 12 years old at the time. I never would have imagined that I would come full circle and be receiving a scholarship in Dr. Blank’s name to continue my education in healthcare. They didn’t know… Continue reading

Jessica’s Scholarship Story

Healthcare can be challenging but the satisfaction I feel from changing peoples lives for the better is what has made me passionate about this field. When I was given the opportunity to work in the Green Bay Oncology clinic at OSF I was excited to learn a new nursing specialty but I didn’t anticipate how special the bond with oncology… Continue reading

Jess’ Scholarship Story

As a little girl my dream was not to be a ballerina or a princess but to be a heart surgeon. For Christmas gifts I received microscope sets and heart models, and in high school I took every science class I could get my hands on! My Grandma who I was very close with passed… Continue reading

Kristy’s Scholarship Story

I have always known that I wanted to do something to help people, although it took me a while to figure out what that meant. When I was younger, I always thought I would be a veterinarian. I then shifted my focus to helping people as I grew older. When I was sixteen, my mother was… Continue reading

Paddleton: Being There is Everything

“I’M the dying guy!” Mark Duplass’ character screams at his best friend, played by Ray Romano. “I’m the OTHER guy!” Romano’s character screams back. Paddleton, a low-budget independent movie about a middle-aged loner facing down a terminal cancer diagnosis with his upstairs neighbor, debuted on Netflix on February 22nd, 2019. While most such movies focus… Continue reading

Getting the most advanced cancer treatment to patients requires that cancer doctors do two things:  support the process that develops these treatments, and give their patients access to these trial-phase treatments. However, only one in five U.S. oncologists participates in the NCORP – the National Cancer Institute’s pipeline that delivers clinical trials from the academic centers to… Continue reading

Less Chemo for Breast Cancer?

Nobody likes chemotherapy: not patients, and not oncologists. We’d all rather avoid it if we can – and now we’ve identified another group of women who can safely do without it.   Some early-stage breast cancers can spread throughout the body before the tumor is removed surgically– even before the cancer is diagnosed. Those small, spreading cells (called micrometastases) aren’t detectable by current technology. But micrometastases can seed… Continue reading