Milwaukee-$1 Million Donated for Froedtert's Cancer Research
Nicholas Family Foundation made a $1 to Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. The donation will support a new cancer Translational Research Unit dedicated to early phase clinical trials that will offer new treatment options to patients.
The family's gift contributes to a $5 million goal established by the Froedtert Hospital Foundation to support Froedtert & the Medical College translational research endeavors. More than $4 million has been raised to date.
The new unit will be one of only a few in the nation with the capability to conduct early phase cancer clinical trials in dedicated space with experienced research staff.
Froedtert & The Medical College currently participate in nearly 400 clinical trials, more than any other health care system in eastern Wisconsin. The efforts include nearly 300 trials specific to adult cancer research. Froedtert & The Medical College conduct trials in all clinical research phases, ranging from phase I through phase IV and encompassing the exploration of drugs and devices. Translational research occurs during phase I and phase II clinical trials in which tests are conducted among small patient groups to help physicians better understand how new treatments affect patients.
Open since Oct. 16, the Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit has five dedicated research beds with the ability to expand to 15.