Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lee’s amazing recovery could be a sign of what’s to come in cancer care

“The doctors at Aurora extended my life. Not only that, they also made it livable.” That wasn’t the case just a few years ago for Lee Pinkus, of Arkansas. In August 2011, he was diagnosed with nodular melanoma, the most … Continue reading

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Why Aurora’s patients truly are the research heroes

More than 170,000 Aurora patients have made their leftover biospecimens, including 70,000 whole blood, plasma and serum samples, available for research through the institute’s Biorepository and Specimen Research Center, or BSRC. Patients have also donated surgically removed tissue, such as … Continue reading

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Donors support new ways to treat tumors for testing

The 2017 Aurora Gala will celebrate and benefit the important research and innovation going on at Aurora Health Care. When you think of research, you probably think of scientists like Dr. Amber LaCrosse (pictured below) looking through a microscope. But … Continue reading

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One simple way you can help students start the school year off right

Every year, Aurora Family Service celebrates the community with its Annual Neighborhood Block Party during the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Season of Caring.  The party features kids’ games, senior bingo, complementary haircuts, live music, health screenings … Continue reading

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Mapping a way to saving lives and lowering costs

When electrophysiologist Jasbir Sra, MD, set out to find a successful and more cost-effective method to treat heart arrhythmias, he was always confident it could be done. “I honestly never had a doubt it could be done if we were persistent and … Continue reading

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Ship to shore: how palliative care is improving a craftsman’s quality of life

The sailing vessel Denis Sullivan at Discovery World in Milwaukee is a recreation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner. It took several professional shipwrights and over a thousand volunteers many years to build it. Taking inspiration from this, … Continue reading

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Get INSPIRED to support research and innovation!

The Summer 2017 issue of Aurora Health Care Foundation’s Inspire magazine is arriving in mailboxes all over southeast Wisconsin! This issue is dedicated to the 2017 Aurora Gala. The theme of this year’s gala is Transforming Innovative Research into Extraordinary … Continue reading

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